E-Graphing: Perfection, Paradox or Persuasion
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Leonard, J. (2007). E-Graphing: Perfection, Paradox or Persuasion. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2077-2085). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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Graphs bring life to data. With the advent of the personal computer, constructing a graph has become only a few clicks away using programs such as Excel© or Lotus 1-2-3©. However, we have found that, today, graphs are often inappropriate, confusing or misleading. This article explains appropriate graph types for certain data sets, and how constructing a graph requires aesthetic as well as analytical thinking. In addition common ways of using graphs to mislead are discussed, using a classic example.
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