> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241239995
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

A Field Guide To Lies And Statistics

A Neuroscientist On How To Make Sense Of A Complex World




A guide to critical thinking in the information age, from the bestselling author of The Organized Mind.

The bestselling author of The Organized Mind explains and debunks statistics in the information age
We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, being able to see through the tricks played with statistics is more necessary than ever before. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that?
In this eye-opening, entertaining and accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make quicker, better-informed decisions to simplify your life.
%%%A guide to critical thinking in the 'post-truth' era, from the author of Sunday Times best-seller The Organized Mind
We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips, but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. Daniel Levitin teaches us how to effectively ask ourselves: can we really know that? And how do they know that?
In this eye-opening, accessible guide filled with fascinating examples and practical takeaways, acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin shows us how learning to understand statistics will enable you to make better, smarter judgements on the world around you.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241239995
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

Also by Daniel Levitin

See all

Related titles