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How to Use Statistics to Influence Others: The Average

How to get started with basic statistics

Mark Twain said, “There are liars, damn liars, and statistics.” Twain knew that it’s easy to manipulate data and use it to influence other people. Politicians do it every day. A savvy person can always frame numbers to their advantage to make a persuasive argument.

Here are a couple of things you should know first before you use statistics yourself, or rely on the statistics of others.




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