QNT 273 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Misleading Graphs Paper
There are several characteristics of this misleading graph that can cause confusion for its viewers and a misinterpretation of what is summarized and visually displayed. The first area of miscommunication noted is the truncated scale on the graph’s y axis. The scale does not start at zero; instead it starts at 299 and with no indication of whether or not there is a gap between these two values. A simple resolution to this problem is to start the scale at zero or provide a break sign in the y-axis from zero to 299 indicating that the scores ranged from 300 to 305. Correcting the graph’s truncated y axis will make the graph’s appearance more proportional and will display a more accurate view of the students’ score averages. Another problem with this graph starts with how the classes are labeled.
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