Misleading Graphs

Week 2 Discussion: Misleading GraphsRequired ResourcesRead/review the following resources for this activity:Textbook: Chapter 2 Lesson Minimum of 1 scholarly source Initial Post Instructions After exploring different types of graphs this week, it is unfortunate to learn that there are sometimes misleading graphs used in the news, politics, medicine, etc. in order to sway a decision or belief. Some items to watch out for in graphs are—Is there a title that explains what the graph is displaying? Are numbers on the axis spaced out proportionally or have they been varied to create a dramatic impression? Is the graph too loud? Does it have too many components that it distracts from content? Are there sources cited to know where the data came from? Use the internet to find a misleading graph. Key Terms to Search: Misleading Graphs Provide a screenshot of the graph Cite the SourceExplain why the graph is misleadingAnalysisExplain how you would fix the graph so it is not misleading. Explain why the creator of the misleading graph would want to create the graph in the first place.CriteriaInitial Post Content: Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.Evidence & Sources: Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*Professional Communication: Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).Notes Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses…., The information from our lesson states…, Smith (2010) claimed that…, Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)…**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.***Scholarly source – per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites, or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings. For more information read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misleading_graph

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