Bar Graphs Criticized For Misrepresenting Data

Nature.com – April 24, 2015

Dodgy data analysis has come under fire in recent months, and now an article in PLoS Biology1 takes aim at another staple of statistics. It argues that bar graphs used to describe a continuum of data are often uninformative and misleading, and should be purged from much of the scientific literature.

When bar charts pass for ultra-smarts,
It’s time for searching “off the charts.”

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