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August 2005 How to Confuse with Statistics or: The Use and Misuse of Conditional Probabilities
Walter Krämer, Gerd Gigerenzer
Statist. Sci. 20(3): 223-230 (August 2005). DOI: 10.1214/088342305000000296

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This article shows by various examples how consumers of statistical information may be confused when this information is presented in terms of conditional probabilities. It also shows how this confusion helps others to lie with statistics, and it suggests both confusion and lies can be exposed by using alternative modes of conveying statistical information.

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Walter Krämer. Gerd Gigerenzer. "How to Confuse with Statistics or: The Use and Misuse of Conditional Probabilities." Statist. Sci. 20 (3) 223 - 230, August 2005. https://doi.org/10.1214/088342305000000296

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Published: August 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 24 August 2005

zbMATH: 1100.62531
MathSciNet: MR2188919
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342305000000296

Rights: Copyright © 2005 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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