The Perception of Statistical Graphs

@inproceedings{Lewandowsky1989ThePO,
  title={The Perception of Statistical Graphs},
  author={Stephan Lewandowsky and Ian Spence},
  year={1989}
}
  • Stephan Lewandowsky, Ian Spence
  • Published 1989
  • Computer Science
  • Graphs have been an essential tool for the analysis and communication of statistical data for about 200 years. Despite widespread use and their importance in science, business, and many other walks of life, relatively little is known about how people perceive and process statistical graphs. This article reviews several empirical studies designed to explore the suitability of various graphs for a variety of purposes, and discusses the relevant theoretical psychological literature. The role of… CONTINUE READING

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