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Turning Numbers into Pictures

Posted on April 24, 2014

 

Trend line for Americans expressing great deal of confidence in banks and financial institutions. Data Source: General Social Survey (GSS) USA. Chart originally prepared by Caitlyn Amos '10

Trend line for Americans expressing great deal of confidence in banks and financial institutions. Data Source: General Social Survey (GSS) USA. Chart originally prepared by Caitlyn Amos '10

 

John Grady's article, Turning Numbers into Pictures, reveals the hidden mechanism behind Americans' declining confidence in their most important institutions. It demonstrates that an imaginative application of visualization principles illuminates social processes that more conventional statistical analysis in sociology often obscure.

Link to the article.

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