Resource: Misleading Statistics
Choose a data source and create a graph or table that illustrates a story behind the data. You may choose a single data set (e.g. a stock price) or a number of data sets (e.g. population numbers over time in four major cities.)
Use the following sites as suggestions for data sources:
Create two professional graphs or tables. One should tell an accurate view of the data and information, and the other should showcase a contradicting story. Refer to techniques such as those in the Misleading Statistics document provided within course materials. Use the same data set, but create a different graph, chart, or table.
Write a summary comparing the results of the graphs in no more than 525 words explaining the following:
- The source of the data
- What story the data is telling the reader
- The reasons for which you used certain graphing or charting techniques (e.g. line graph instead of a bar or pie chart)
- Different or contradictory story being told
- Ethical implications of altering the aesthetics of the graphic
- How technology is used to create graphs and clarify business communication
Submit two graphs and two summaries in one Microsoft® Word document.
Format your summaries consistent with APA guidelines.
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