Algerian Journal of Human and Social Sciences
Volume 4, Numéro 1, Pages 21-40

كيفية الكذب بالإحصاء

الكاتب : دليو فضيل .

الملخص

The book of "How to lie with statistics" is considered one of the most famous books on how to lie and claim objectivity by using statistics with its numbers, samples, averages, and graphic representations. Therefore, it has become a classic reference on those who wish to write about the subject to warn of the phenomena of quantitative matters, including the need to summarize its content into Arabic in order to draw attention to the importance of reading it, or at least - in this case - looking at the summary of the statistical tricks in it used to inform the public opinion. Pointing out that the need for his arguments continues today more than ever, as it seems that the increase in the power of computers and "ICT" obsessed with numbers and exciting titles will sink us all in a sea of "statistics", which may mislead us.

الكلمات المفتاحية

statistical tricks ; objectivity ; samples ; averages ; graphic representations