Grüne fahren SUV und Joggen macht unsterblich

Über Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Unstatistik

October 21, 2022
Bauer, T. K., Gigerenzer, G., Krämer, W., & Schüller, K. (2022).
Grüne fahren SUV und Joggen macht unsterblich: Über Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Unstatistik.
Campus Verlag.

The relationship between data and reality is particularly challenging today, and all too quickly we fall for fake news and scaremongering. Every day, one headline outbids another - often based on false data interpretation. For years, psychologist and director emeritus Gerd Gigerenzer, data analysis expert Katharina Schüller, economist Thomas Bauer and statistician Walter Krämer have been diagnosing us with a kind of illiteracy in dealing with numbers, with probabilities and risks in their "Bad statistic of the Month".

Using new spectacular examples, the four explain how we can recognise nonsense, classify forecasts correctly, distinguish between causality and correlation and describe our increasingly complex world in a meaningful way. It's entertaining - and more important than ever!

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