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Title: Damned Lies And Statistics
Author(s): Joel Best
Publisher: University Of California Press
Pages: 196
Date: May 8, 2001

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Wonderful illustrations of the abuses of statistics in everyday life by individuals, interest groups, businesses and the media.  This book sticks to basic statistical concepts. A subsequent book, More Damned Lies... addresses abuses in advanced statistical concepts.

Title: Concepts And Categories
Author(s): Berlin, Isaiah Sir.
Publisher: Viking Press
Pages: 202
Date: 1979

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Key (philosophical) book for understanding how values impact beliefs

Title: Fine Art Of Propaganda
Author(s): Alfred McClung
Publisher: Intl Society For General Semantics
Pages:
Date: December 1979

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Ancient book that provides many of the tricks of the trade for the propagandist.  Key concept is “glittering generalities” – disguising bad arguments by cloaking them in High Falutin’ terms

 

Title: How To Read A Paper
Author(s): Trisha Greenhalgh
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Pages: 240
Date: February 15, 2001

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Title: Getting To Yes
Author(s): Roger Fisher
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 200
Date: 1991

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