Calculated Risks: How to Know When the Numbers Deceive You.

Calculated Risks: How to Know When the Numbers Deceive You. – book review

Paul Chance

Simon & Schuster, $25

Should you have mammograms or prostate exams? Should you take the medication your doctor prescribes? Should you vote for conviction based on DNA evidence when serving on a jury? Starting with the premise that nothing is certain but death and taxes–first espoused by Benjamin Franklin–German psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer, Ph.D., shows how statistical thinking is fundamental to everyday life. An award-winning author, Gigerenzer offers practical suggestions for improving decision making that anyone who can calculate a 15 percent tip will easily understand.

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