36 min

Misleading Graphics and COVID-19: The History of Visualizations and How They Can Help or Hinder Solutions to Big Issues Thought Provoking

    • Education

How have some COVID 19 graphs misrepresent data and how big of a problem is intentional or unintentional misrepresentation of data? We’ll find out as I talk with Dr. Sara Doan, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication here at KSU. We’ll learn how visualizations like charts, graphs and maps helped birth the modern practice of epidemiology, the study of disease in different populations. And we’ll examine how you can be a savvy consumer of technical information. View the research paper: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1050651920958392. View the graphs discussed on the podcast: http://saracdoan.com/index.php/misleading-covid-19-visualizations/.

How have some COVID 19 graphs misrepresent data and how big of a problem is intentional or unintentional misrepresentation of data? We’ll find out as I talk with Dr. Sara Doan, Assistant Professor of Technical Communication here at KSU. We’ll learn how visualizations like charts, graphs and maps helped birth the modern practice of epidemiology, the study of disease in different populations. And we’ll examine how you can be a savvy consumer of technical information. View the research paper: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1050651920958392. View the graphs discussed on the podcast: http://saracdoan.com/index.php/misleading-covid-19-visualizations/.

36 min

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