Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Each Day
Apr 12, 2016
By Dr. John Johnson, with co-author Mike Gluck
Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Each Day applies Dr. John Johnson’s deep experience as an expert economist and statistician—his rigorous analyses and cogent explanations—to real-world examples of misinterpreted data, enabling readers to become smarter consumers of the data they encounter every day.
“From your smart phone to your computer, on TV and the newspaper, via email and text, the average American consumes the equivalent of 34 pick-up trucks full of data every day. I wrote Everydata to help people become better consumers of all of the “little” data in their personal and professional lives each day.”
Everydata highlights countless instances of data misinterpretations that carried catastrophic results. Among the book’s examples are:
- The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded because of a limited sample set
- The media uses misleading forecasts to report on elections
- Attorneys faced a $1 billion jury verdict due to outlier data
- Pregnant women avoid caffeine because they interpret correlation as causation
The book was published by Bibliomotion and is available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide.
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Dr. John Johnson Publishes Book on Data Press Release Apr 12, 2016