Statistics are an important part of building up models of the world, and determining good courses of action. Yet often times statistics are complicated, counter-intuitive, and esoteric. By changing how we visually present complicated statistics to viewers, we can promote more responsible decision-making, and let viewers build up more accurate mental models of complicated statistical phenomena.
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Michael Correll, Michael Gleicher. Error Bars Considered Harmful. IEEE Visualization Poster Proceedings (InfoVis ’13).