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Unsourced and incomplete: how referendum campaign leaflets misused statistics

Nakatudde, Nambassa (2017) Unsourced and incomplete: how referendum campaign leaflets misused statistics. LSE Brexit (18 Jan 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

We know some of the statistics deployed in the EU referendum campaign were at best dubious. But how did both sides deploy stats to make their points? Nambassa Nakatudde takes a look at the hundreds of campaign leaflets donated to the LSE Library archive, and finds a number of alarming traits: an almost total failure to source statistical claims, a tendency to draw invalid comparisons and selective infographics that left out key information.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Statistics
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 08:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72888

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