Flashcards in Chapter 3 - Determining Effective Data Display with Charts Deck (18)
List 5 data graphic principles
1. Above all else, show the data
2. Maximize the data-ink ratio
3. Erase non-data-ink
4. Erase redundant data-ink
5. Revise and edit
What refers to the portion of ink that is devoted to displaying the data versus the portion of the graphic that can be removed without losing the data?
The data-ink ratio
What are small word-sized charts or graphics that are embedded within the words, numbers, and images they represent?
What makes multiple comparisons of trends and patterns much easier?
Which chart compares values across categories in a vertical orientation?
The column chart
Which chart compares values across categories in a horizontal orientation?
The bar chart
Which chart indicates trends over time or by category by the height of the lines?
The line chart
Which chart compares the contribution each value in a single numeric data series makes to the whole or 100%?
The pie chart
Which chart combines the features of a line chart with a bar or column chart by filling in the area below the line, and displaying the trend values over time or categories?
The area chart
Which chart plots numeric values on both the x- and y-axes based on the value of the data?
The x-y (Scatter) chart
Which chart illustrates the cumulative effects of data in categories?
The stacked chart
True or False:
Increasing the number of pie segments to improve the visual display of data
Which chart shows individual percentages contained in a pie chart for more than one series?
The doughnut chart
What is used to smooth out the data?
The moving average trend line
Which chart is used as a powerful method of displaying and comparing data across categories?
The radar chart
What chart allows three-dimensional data to be plotted in 2-D on two axes?
The bubble chart
Which chart features a set of charts that summarize several sets of data graphically?
The dashboard chart