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The Resource A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin

A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin

Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age
Title
A field guide to lies
Title remainder
critical thinking in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Levitin
Title variation
Critical thinking in the information age
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process, especially in election season. It's raining bad data, half-truths, and even outright lies. Daniel J. Levitin shows how to recognize misleading announcements, statistics, graphs, and written reports and the ways lying weasels can use them
  • Outlines recommendations for critical thinking practices that meet the challenges of the digital age's misinformation, demonstrating the role of science in information literacy while explaining the importance of skeptical reasoning in making decisions based on online information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.L486 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking, critically -- Pt. One: Evaluating numbers : Plausibility ; Fun with averages ; Axis shenanigans ; Hijinks with how numbers are reported ; How numbers are collected ; Probabilities -- Pt. Two: Evaluating words : How do we know? ; Identifying expertise ; Overlooked, undervalued alternative explanations ; Counterknowledge -- Pt. Three: Evaluating the world : How science works ; Logical fallacies ; Knowing what you don't know ; Bayesian thinking in science and in court ; Four case studies -- Conclusion: Discovering your own -- Appendix: Application of Bayes' Rule
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780525955221
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934676963
Label
A field guide to lies : critical thinking in the information age, Daniel J. Levitin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking, critically -- Pt. One: Evaluating numbers : Plausibility ; Fun with averages ; Axis shenanigans ; Hijinks with how numbers are reported ; How numbers are collected ; Probabilities -- Pt. Two: Evaluating words : How do we know? ; Identifying expertise ; Overlooked, undervalued alternative explanations ; Counterknowledge -- Pt. Three: Evaluating the world : How science works ; Logical fallacies ; Knowing what you don't know ; Bayesian thinking in science and in court ; Four case studies -- Conclusion: Discovering your own -- Appendix: Application of Bayes' Rule
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780525955221
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)934676963

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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