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Publication: D. J. Muscatello et al. [2006]: Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions doi:10.1186/1741-7015-4-33

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Title Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions
Authors
  1. Muscatello, David J.
  2. Searles, Andrew
  3. Macdonald, Robin
  4. Jorm, Louisa
Year 2006
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-4-33
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@article{Muscatello2006,
 title = {Communicating population health statistics through graphs: a randomised controlled trial of graph design interventions},
 author = {Muscatello, David J. and Searles, Andrew and Macdonald, Robin and Jorm, Louisa},
 year = {2006},
 doi = {10.1186/1741-7015-4-33},
 journal = {BMC Medicine},
 number = {33},
 volume = {4}
}

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Spatial mappings conflict (-) Negative One or more sentences sec. Effects of interventions «Changing the y axis of a graph so that the upward direction represented an increase rather than a decrease in the plotted quantity when judging the direction of a trend.» Streeb, Dirk: March 20, 2018
Visualizations are combined with language (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. Effects of interventions «Including a footnote to explain an acronym and perform a task that requires knowledge of the meaning of the acronym.» Streeb, Dirk: March 20, 2018
Visualizations are discrete (+) Positive One or more subsections sec. Volume of information «Reducing information in graphs should improve reader performance. […] …the intervention raised the comprehension rate by 20% even for university-educated participants.» Streeb, Dirk: March 20, 2018
Visualizations show additional relationships (+) Positive One or more sentences sec. Effects of interventions «Making the y axis range of two adjacent graphs match and comparing the size of a difference between the two series shown on each graph.» Streeb, Dirk: March 20, 2018
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