Category Archives: Integrity

Posts about accuracy, fact-checking, integrity in charting and the display of quantitative information, and related issues.

Four Rules for Confident Conversations

Forgive me if I rant a wee bit, here: If you know a lot about the subject (more than those around you) then speak up confidently and share what you know. If you know a little about the subject (less … Continue reading

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Correlation does not imply causation—but you knew that, right? Brilliant. Though personally I blame the pandas. Those parallel trend lines can’t be a coincidence. Just look: it’s all there in black and white.

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Journalism as a More Scientific Enterprise

Some insightful thoughts here from Matt Thompson at Poynter. The idea of emphasizing a writer’s stream of articles, rather than making each article a mini-epiphany, strikes me as sound, but not yet exactly right. It’s focused on the journalist and his or … Continue reading

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The Ladder of Abstraction

This wonderful discussion by Bret Victor encapsulates a great many ideas I’ve tried to apply in my own graphics and designs. Worthy of Edward Tufte, and that’s saying something. I’ve done a few spreadsheets with active controls over some of the … Continue reading

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