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misleading graphs lesson

August 15, 2010

Recognizing Bias Graphs

This lesson shows the wonders we can do with graphs to make them show what we want people to see. It is a pretty elementary lesson that explains the importance of scales on a graph. I like the way the lesson gives examples of good scales and bad scales to show why the creators choice makes such a big difference in how the graph is read by others. As a student works his way through the assignment it becomes very clear how it is possible to manipulate data. For what it is worth, this lesson gets the job done.

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