Be Careful! That is Probably Bullshit! Review of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West
quantitative literacy, data Interpretation, rhetoric
Bergstrom, C. T., & West, J. D. 2021. Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. NY: Random House. 336 pp. ISBN 978-0525509189
The authors provide a journey through the numerical bullshit that surrounds our daily lives. Each chapter has multiple examples of specific types of bullshit that each of us experience on any given day. Most importantly, information on how to identify bullshit and refute it are provided so that reader finishes the book with a set of skills to be a more engaged and critical interpreter of information. The writing has a quick and lively pace that a wide audience will enjoy.
Schreiber, James B.. "Be Careful! That is Probably Bullshit! Review of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West." Numeracy 14, Iss. 2 (2021): Article 10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-4622.214.171.1247
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