Visualizing Uncertainty About the Future

@article{Spiegelhalter2011VisualizingUA,
  title={Visualizing Uncertainty About the Future},
  author={David J. Spiegelhalter and Mike Pearson and Ian Short},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={1393 - 1400}
}
We are all faced with uncertainty about the future, but we can get the measure of some uncertainties in terms of probabilities. Probabilities are notoriously difficult to communicate effectively to lay audiences, and in this review we examine current practice for communicating uncertainties visually, using examples drawn from sport, weather, climate, health, economics, and politics. Despite the burgeoning interest in infographics, there is limited experimental evidence on how different types of… Expand
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