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Everyone talks about “big data,” but the truth is that understanding the “little data” is what helps us make smarter decisions. Everydata explains how to correctly interpret all of the small bytes of data we consume in a day, so listeners can become effective, skeptical consumers of everyday data.

While everyone is talking about “big data,” the truth is that understanding the “little data”—the stats that underlie newspaper headlines, stock reports, weather forecasts, and so on—is what helps you make smarter decisions at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life. The average person consumes approximately thirty gigabytes of data every single day, but has no idea how to interpret it correctly. Everydata explains, through the eyes of an expert economist and statistician, how to decipher the small bytes of data we consume in a day.

Everydata is filled with countless examples of people misconstruing data—with results that range from merely frustrating to catastrophic:

  • The space shuttle Challenger exploded in part because the engineers were reviewing a limited sample set.
  • Millions of women avoid caffeine during pregnancy because they interpret correlation as causation.
  • Attorneys faced a $1 billion jury verdict because of outlier data.

Each chapter highlights one commonly misunderstood data concept, using both realworld and hypothetical examples from a wide range of topics, including business, politics, advertising, law, engineering, retail, parenting, and more. You’ll find the answer to the question—“Now what?”—along with concrete ways you can use this information to immediately start making smarter decisions, today and every day.

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About the Author

Dr. John H. Johnson is CEO and cofounder of Edgeworth Economics. As an economist and statistician, John specializes in teaching people how to be informed data consumers. He has spoken to audiences at the American Bar Association and the Federal Trade Commission, has taught at Georgetown University, and has been published in numerous books, journals, and magazines. His PhD in econometrics is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.