We tend to trust graphs because they’re based on facts. But graphs can be manipulated in ways that distort the information. Learning to evaluate graphs is a media literacy skill. There’s a TED Ed lesson to accompany this video.
Statistics are used to help us to see trends and make decisions. And, often complex data is presented in visual ways that make it easier to understand. Graphs are a popular way to represent data and creating graphs is easier than ever. But, the same data can be manipulated to present different graphs that tell… Read more