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Making Sense of Time-Series Data: How Language Can Help Identify Long-Term Trends

  title={Making Sense of Time-Series Data: How Language Can Help Identify Long-Term Trends},
  author={J. Harold and K. Coventry and I. Lorenzoni and T. Shipley},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
  • J. Harold, K. Coventry, +1 author T. Shipley
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Real-world time-series data can show substantial short-term variability as well as underlying long-term trends. Verbal descriptions from a pilot study, in which participants interpreted a real-world line graph about climate change, revealed that trend interpretation might be problematic (Experiment 1). The effect of providing a graph interpretation strategy, via a linguistic warning, on the encoding of longterm trends was then tested using eye tracking (Experiment 2). The linguistic warning was… CONTINUE READING
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