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A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age / Daniel J. Levitin.

Levitin, Daniel J., author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780525955221
  • ISBN: 0525955224
  • ISBN: 9781101985588
  • ISBN: 1101985585
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Thinking, critically -- Pt. One: Evaluating numbers : Plausibility ; Fun with averages ; Axis shenanigans ; Hijinks with how numbers are reported ; How numbers are collected ; Probabilities -- Pt. Two: Evaluating words : How do we know? ; Identifying expertise ; Overlooked, undervalued alternative explanations ; Counterknowledge -- Pt. Three: Evaluating the world : How science works ; Logical fallacies ; Knowing what you don't know ; Bayesian thinking in science and in court ; Four case studies -- Conclusion: Discovering your own -- Appendix: Application of Bayes' Rule.
Summary, etc.: We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports and the ways lying weasels can use them.
Outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital age's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of skeptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information.
Subject: Critical thinking.
Fallacies (Logic)
Reasoning.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Statistics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Statistics.
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Statistics.
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Statistics.

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