Numbers

7 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2019 Last revised: 1 Mar 2019

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Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: February 6, 2019

Abstract

Numbers can be numbing. Depend too much on them to make your case, pitch your product, or tell your story, and you risk losing your audience. This essay offers a way to way to use numbers—both large and small—in a manner that is at once more compelling and more concrete.

Keywords: statistics, persuasion, writing, storytelling, advocacy

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Barry, Patrick James, Numbers (February 6, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3330706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3330706

Patrick James Barry (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
734.763.2276 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pages/FacultyBio.aspx?FacID=barrypj

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