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Publication: H. Wainer [1984]: How to Display Data Badly doi:10.1080/00031305.1984.10483186

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Title How to Display Data Badly
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  1. Wainer, Howard
Year 1984
DOI 10.1080/00031305.1984.10483186
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@article{Wainer1984,
 title = {How to Display Data Badly},
 author = {Wainer, Howard},
 year = {1984},
 doi = {10.1080/00031305.1984.10483186},
 journal = {The American Statistician},
 number = {2},
 pages = {137--147},
 volume = {38}
}

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Visualizations allow flexible notation (-) Negative One or more sentences p. 139 «In Figure 7 the dark shading represents imports on one side and exports on the other. This is but one of the problems of this graph…» Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
Visualizations are ambiguous (-) Negative One or more sentences p. 145 «We have already seen how extra dimensions can cause ambiguity (Is it length or area or volume?).» Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
Visualizations are compact (+) Positive One or more paragraphs pp. 137ff «One of the great assets of graphical techniques is that they can convey large amounts of information in a small space.» Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
Visualizations are discrete (+) Positive Implicitly p. 139 Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
Visualizations minimize labeling (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 144 «We often see tables in which the number of decimal places presented is far beyond the number that can be perceived by a reader. They are also commonly presented to show more accuracy than is justified. A display can be made clearer by presenting less.» Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
Visualizations provide context (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 141 «The Times' alternative provides the context for a deeper understanding.» Streeb, Dirk: March 2, 2018
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