The Misuse, Misrepresentation, and Politicization of Statistics in American Society (Hardcover)

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This book examines the measurement efforts of several government agencies responsible for some of the most widely watched social indicators on unemployment, life expectancy, crime, and population. It argues these official statistics are dubious at best, not so much objective barometers of social life but socially-constructed metrics.

About the Author


Robert E. Parker is professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793625526
ISBN-10: 1793625522
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 146
Language: English