Lying With Graphs

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Lying With Graphs

  1. 1. Lying with Statistics<br />
  2. 2.   Poorly designed graphs can also be misleading.<br /> For example, by omitting or altering the scale, graphs can easily create a false impression.<br />Misleading Graphs<br />
  3. 3. Pie Charts<br />Charts created by Juha Puranen, University of Helsinki<br />
  4. 4. Pie Charts<br />Charts created by Juha Puranen, University of Helsinki<br />
  5. 5. “Adjusting” Bar Graphs<br />http://www.statcrunch.com/5.0/viewreport.php?reportid=15261<br />http://www.stat.sc.edu/~west/javahtml/Histogram.html<br />

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