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The Resource How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information, Alberto Cairo

How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information, Alberto Cairo

Label
How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information
Title
How charts lie
Title remainder
getting smarter about visual information
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Cairo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading data visualization expert explores the negative -- and positive -- influences that charts have on our perception of truth. We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous -- and easier to share than ever. We associate charts with science and reason; the flashy visuals are both appealing and persuasive. Pie charts, maps, bar and line graphs, and scatter plots (to name a few) can better inform us, revealing patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. In short, good charts make us smarter -- if we know how to read them. However, they can also lead us astray. Charts lie in a variety of ways -- displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty -- or are frequently misunderstood, such as the confusing cone of uncertainty maps shown on TV every hurricane season. To make matters worse, many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate them to promote their own agendas. In How Charts Lie, data visualization expert Alberto Cairo teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones to understand complex stories. Public conversations are increasingly propelled by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world." -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1974-
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Cairo, Alberto
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Visual communication
  • Information visualization
  • Charts, diagrams, etc
Target audience
adult
Label
How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information, Alberto Cairo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781324001560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
Ownership
*
System control number
1977380
Label
How charts lie : getting smarter about visual information, Alberto Cairo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781324001560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
Ownership
*
System control number
1977380

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