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How to Lie with Charts
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Publication Date: 1995-08
Number of pages: 200
With easy-to-understand lessons and case studies that use popular software like Microsoft PowerPointÂ®, youÂ’ll learn to present information more clearly and how to avoid the pitfalls associated with automatic chart-generation tools. Discover how chart format, data placement, and even your label and color choices can influence your audience. Throughout the book, special icons point out helpful hints as well as time-consuming liarsÂ’ tricks.
An engaging book, full of real-world examples, How to Lie with Charts shows you:When to use pie charts and which slice of the pie is most important How to lay out a chart that satisfies those starving number-crunchers Why Â“liarsÂ” prefer tables to charts and some other common Â“liarÂ’s tipsÂ” The psychology of color and why blue means Â“reliableÂ” to some people, but Â“coldÂ” to others Why and where liars use the prettiest pictures
ItÂ’s not necessarily about lyingÂ—itÂ’s about clear, persuasive communication. How to Lie with Charts teaches you to create a slide show worth watching and how to spot one worth watching out for.