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How to Display Data Badly

Howard Wainer
The American Statistician
Vol. 38, No. 2 (May, 1984), pp. 137-147
DOI: 10.2307/2683253
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2683253
Page Count: 11
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How to Display Data Badly
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Abstract

Methods for displaying data badly have been developing for many years, and a wide variety of interesting and inventive schemes have emerged. Presented here is a synthesis yielding the 12 most powerful techniques that seem to underlie many of the realizations found in practice. These 12 (the dirty dozen) are identified and illustrated.

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