Data is such a beautiful thing.
It can give us the answer to something that seemed almost unsolvable. It can fix financial problems, marriages, medical issues, and help save the world. Unfortunately, when data is manipulated, it can also be used for less than kosher reasons and goals.
The visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way — and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Here is Lea Gaslowitz in a TED-Ed talk who helps us better understand and learn to spot misleading graphs for data.
What ways have you learned to do better research into data?