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Data Visualization and How to Stop Your Charts From Lying

Data Visualization and How to Stop Your Charts From Lying

“The first piece of advice I give people in the book is when you see a chart, don’t assume that it’s a picture that you can simply look at and quickly understand” – Alberto Cairo

In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Alberto Cairo author of How Charts Lie, about why charts intentionally or not can mislead people, and how companies can create smarter visualization choices.
 
They discuss:

  • Why there is never neutral choices in data visualization
  • Ethical considerations in visualization techniques
  • How to assess whether or not mean, median or mode is appropriate
  • Finding a balance between simplicity and complexity in visualization practices

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