A Case Study of a Graphical Misrepresentation

@article{Cox2007ACS,
  title={A Case Study of a Graphical Misrepresentation},
  author={A. Cox and H. Kirkham},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={831-836}
}
Graphs have been used in attempts to show a relationship between the measles, mumps and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine and autism. We examine the topic of graphical representation of data in general, and one of these graphs in particular: the one that appeared in a 1999 letter to The Lancet. That graph combined data from England and from California, USA. The author alleged that this graph illustrated a rise in autism rates linked to the use of the MMR vaccine. By examining the presentation closely… Expand
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