- Chapter 7 in Claus Wilke, Fundamentals of Data Visualization1
- Chapters 4, 7, and 11 in Alberto Cairo, The Truthful Art2
- Why It’s So Hard for Us to Visualize Uncertainty
- Amanda Cox’s keynote address at the 2017 OpenVis Conf
- Communicating Uncertainty When Lives Are on the Line
- Showing uncertainty during the live election forecast & Trolling the uncertainty dial
- Cédric Scherer, “Visualizing distributions with raincloud plots with ggplot2”
Questions to reflect on
(Remember, you don’t need to answer all of these—or even any of them! These are just here to help guide your thinking.)
- Why is it important to deal with uncertainty in data?
- What was good or bad about the New York Times’ 2016 live election guage?
- Why is it so hard to visualize uncertainty?
- Why is it so hard to communicate uncertainty to others?
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