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Teaching 3 questions to ask yourself next time you see a graph, chart, or map

3 questions to ask yourself next time you see a graph, chart, or map

Since the days of painting on cave walls, people have been representing information through figures and images. Today, data visualization experts know that presenting information visually helps people better understand complicated data. The problem is that seeing the data can sometimes leave you with the wrong idea. This can happen when images are sloppily made or intentionally misleading.

Carson MacPherson-Krutsky, PhD Candidate in Geosciences, Boise State University
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How can graphs, charts, or maps be misleading?


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