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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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  • 10 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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3 current holds with 13 total copies.

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Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 153.42 LEV (Text) 33118000176905 Adult: New Book Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg 153.42 LEVITIN (Text) 32826014033294 New Books Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 153.42 LEV (Text) 36626103767497 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/28/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 153.42 LEVITIN (Text) 33946003145286 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/12/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 153.42 LEV (Text) 39391006765299 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 153.42 LEV (Text) 34330512964280 Adult - New Books Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 153.42 LEV (Text) 37323005281079 NONFIC Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 153.42 LEV (Text) 78551000527830 Non-Fiction Available -
Odon Winkelpleck Public Library - Odon 153.4 Lev (Text) 70142211135617 Nonfiction - general Available -
Peabody Public Library - Columbia City NON-FICTION 153.42 LEVITIN (Text) 30403002198828 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
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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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