How to tell “real” numbers from “fake” ones, and useful statistics from those that tell you little. Sociologist Joel Best explores just how easily statistics are used in the media to mislead — and you can fight back.


  • Joel Best Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware; and author "Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide To Identifying Dubious Data (Univ. of California)

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.