Ensuring Proper Communication
Because each individual is approaching the analysis of data from his or her own unique experience and perspective, it is not uncommon for information to be misinterpreted when presented and/or communicated. What seems clear and obvious to one person might lead another to make wrong assumptions. That is why such careful consideration must be given to presenting data in the most appropriate manner.
As you review your Resources this week, continue your research the Library, and prepare to write your Discussion posting, contemplate the following. Note: You do not need to directly answer these points in your Discussion post as they serve only to begin your thinking process; however, you must explain your reasoning as you formulate your formal response.
Now answer one of the following:
Tufte, E. R. (2008). Visual and statistical thinking: Displays of evidence for making decisions (4th Printing). Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press LLC.
“The Decision to Launch the Space Shuttle Challenger”, pp. 17–31
Few, S. (2006). Visual communication: Core design principles for displaying quantitative information. Cognos Innovative Center for Information Management. Retrieved from
Few, S. (2012). Show me the number: Designing tables and graphs to enlighten. Oakland, CA: Analytics Press.
Gonick, L., & Smith, W. (2015). The cartoon guide to statistics. New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins .
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