It Ain't Necessarily So: How Media Make and Unmake the Scientific Picture of Reality (Hardcover)
Three experts on research, science, and the media provide an antidote to the statistical overload that has had our heads spinning for years. This revealing book sets the record straight, separating fact from fiction, on such topics as cell phones, missing children, breast implants, AIDS, cancer, radiation, violent crime rates, illegitimate birthrates, and day care crises.
About the Author
David Murray is the director of research at the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS). Joel Schwartz is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and is the author of several books. S. Robert Lichter is co-director of the nonpartisan Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) and co-author of over ten books, including Peepshow (ISBN 0742500101). All three authors live in the Washington, DC, metro area.