One set of data, many stories

A great article on how graphing the same data using different graphs can lead the reader to different, erroneous conclusions.

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“One of the best descriptions I’ve heard for data viz is that: when the data is different, the viz should look different and when the data is similar, the viz should look similar.”  Zan

In March 2017, Brookings Institute put out a paper by Case & Deaton on Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century.

Source: One set of data, many stories – Zan – Medium

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How to Avoid Being Fooled by Bad Maps – CityLab

How to Avoid Being Fooled by Bad Maps – CityLab.

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“A map is not just a picture—it’s also the data behind the map, the methodology used to collect and parse that data, the people doing that work, the choices made in terms of visualization and the software used to make them.”