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How to Display Data Badly

Author(s):
Wainer, Howard
Publication Year:
1982
Report Number:
RR-82-35, PSRTR-82-33
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
60
Subject/Key Words:
Data Analysis, Graphs, Tables (Data), Visual Aids

Abstract

Methods for displaying data badly have been under development for many years, and a wide variety of interesting and inventive schemes have emerged. Presented here is a synthesis yielding the twelve most powerful techniques that seem to underlie many of the realizations found in the literature. These twelve (the dirty dozen) are identified and illustrated. (60pp.)

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