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Node: Visualizations are precise (i.e., verbose)

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Visualization is more revealing. Graphics reveal more about the problem at hand than outputs of statistical computations. In doing so they provide viewers with a more precise representation of the problem.

Last updated 3 years, 3 months ago (June 22, 2018) by Streeb, Dirk

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W. S. Cleveland and R. McGill 1985 Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data 0 0 1 5 0
E. R. Tufte 2001[1983] The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 0 1 0 16 5
S. M. Kosslyn 2006 Graph Design for the Eye and Mind 0 1 0 11 0
J. Fekete et al. 2008 The Value of Information Visualization 0 0 1 12 0
S. D. Lathrop, S. Wintermute and J. E. Laird 2011 Exploring the Functional Advantages of Spatial and Visual Cognition From an Architectural Perspective 0 0 1 6 0
M. Chen et al. 2011 From Data Analysis and Visualization to Causality Discovery 0 0 1 3 0
M. W. Johansen 2014 What’s in a Diagram? On the Classification of Symbols, Figures and Diagrams 0 0 1 14 0
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Streeb, Dirk: M. Chen et al. [2011]: From Data Analysis and Visualization to Causality Discovery doi:10.1109/MC.2011.313 - 20.03.18 12:55 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 85 statistical methods alone cannot convey an adequate amount of information for humans to make informed decisions—hence the need for visualization
Streeb, Dirk: W. S. Cleveland and R. McGill [1985]: Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data doi:10.1126/science.229.4716.828 - 18.03.18 11:39 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 832 For example, using just the mean and standard deviation does not reveal outliers. Box plots give us more information about data distributions and allow us to appreciate the behavior of outliers.
Streeb, Dirk: S. D. Lathrop, S. Wintermute and J. E. Laird [2011]: Exploring the Functional Advantages of Spatial and Visual Cognition From an Architectural Perspective doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01130.x - 10.03.18 10:42 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 811 The agent with mental imagery provides more information to reason from as its spatial and visual reasoning is more accurate than reasoning strictly with abstract symbols.
Streeb, Dirk: S. M. Kosslyn [2006]: Graph Design for the Eye and Mind isbn:978-0-19-531184-6 - 03.03.18 13:12 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 Graphs can also allow us to appreciate the quantitative relations among multiple elements and thus can provide us with precise information.
Streeb, Dirk: J. Fekete et al. [2008]: The Value of Information Visualization doi:10.1007/978-3-540-70956-5_1 - 26.02.18 12:44 (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 12 Anscombe’s Quartet demonstrates that looking at the shape of the data is sometimes better than relying on statistical characterizations alone.
Streeb, Dirk: E. R. Tufte [2001[1983]]: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information isbn:978-0-9613921-4-7 - 05.02.18 12:03 (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 13 Indeed graphics can be more precise and revealing than conventional statistical computations.
Streeb, Dirk: M. W. Johansen [2014]: What’s in a Diagram? On the Classification of Symbols, Figures and Diagrams doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37428-9_6 - 24.01.18 11:58 (?) Questioned
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