cherrypicking

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Guide to spotting data BS

As we delve deeper into election season, politicians will spit out more and more statistics to lend some factitude to their talking points. Some are real, and others will be less real. David Spiegelhalter for the Guardian provides a nine-point guide on how to sift out the latter. On estimates and margin of error: Next time you hear a politician boasting that unemployment has dropped by 30,000 over the previous...

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