Maybe it’s something in the air, but there were a few excellent posts this month about misleading data and untrustworthy statistics. Math with Bad Drawings’ post about the drawbacks of some common stats touched on an issue close to the heart of our Chief Scientist, Jamie Ballingall who has previously written about the harmonic mean and summary stats. Similarly, Storytelling with Data’s post on improving bar charts touched on some of Eric Rattner’s, our Chief Content Officer, biggest gripes with data visualizations.
In July you may have missed:
A reason to attend the next company happy hour. Wanting to have a beer with someone is an indicator of potential success. (Fix The Pitch)
Rethinking your use of scarlet in a pitchbook bar chart. (Fast Co.Design)
Googling the exact rules of Liar’s Poker so you can sharpen some important finance skills. (Fix The Pitch)
Digging in deep to the ultimate genealogy of popular music. (Musicmap)
Reconsidering your approach to pitchbooks to try and escape the pitchbook paradox. (Fix The Pitch)
Seeing if your neighbors are watching Trump or Clinton more on YouTube. (Polygraph)
Getting some inspiration from Pellucid’s trending content. (Fix The Pitch)
Feeling insignificant after playing around with 14 billion years of history in a data viz. (Histography)
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