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ERIC Number: ED244961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 25
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Graphical Methods for Data Presentation: Full Scale Breaks, Dot Charts, and Multi-based Logging.
Cleveland, William S.
Experimentation with graphical methods for data presentation is important for improving graphical communication in science. Several graphical methods are discussed including full scale breaks, dot charts, and multibased logging. Full scale breaks are suggested as replacements for partial scale breaks since partial scale breaks can fail to provide a forceful visual indication of a change in the scale. Dot charts show data that have labels and are replacements for bar charts. The new charts can be used in a wider variety of circumstances and allow a more effective visual decoding of the quantitative information. Logarithms are powerful tools for data presentation; base 2 or base e is often more effective than the commonly used base 10 to enhance the to enhance the understanding of the variation in the data. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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