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ERIC Number: ED226027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Multivariate Display for Quipus to Faces. Program Statistics Research.
Wainer, Howard
The past decade has seen a substantial growth in methods and schemes for the display of multivariate data. This paper encompasses a sketch of the history of multivariate displays, from the pre-Columbian Quipu to Chernoff's Face; examines a number of techniques; describes their construction; illustrates their use; and comments on their efficacy. The use of several of these methods is illustrated on social indicators data gathered in the study that Angoff and Mencken did a half century ago in their search for the worst American state. The communicative role of the data table is examined with inside-out plots. Function plots, polygons, tree and face displays are discussed. The issues in "seeing" versus "reading" a display consider Ehrenberg's guidelines. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
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