Statistical Literacy Guides

I am suitably impressed by the clarity and breadth of the House of Commons Library’s statistical literacy guide on How to spot spin and inappropriate use of statistics (pdf, via @TimHarford).

A quick dig around the archives revealed a full series of statistical literacy guides (all pdf), all of which are fantastically readable, accessible and comprehensive. These are must-read guides to what some people feel are complex, seemingly-monolithical subjects:

3 thoughts on “Statistical Literacy Guides

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  2. Patricia Wright

    I would like to know how to create quartiles so I can apply the concept to tableau.

  3. Lloyd Morgan Post author


    This isn’t really the best place to ask such a question: this post is quite old now and gets very little traffic (and I don’t have the time to answer such questions).

    However, I imagine you may be able to find help with this at the Khan Academy.

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