A very poor graphic!

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A very poor graphic!

Post by DRT » 10:24 Sun 23 Sep 2012

On Sky's F1 website today is a graphic showing the results of a Poll.

Can you spot the problem?
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Re: A very poor graphic!

Post by Andy Velebil » 17:02 Sun 23 Sep 2012

They seem to be a tad off in their total count...by 1. Opps!

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Post by DRT » 19:02 Sun 23 Sep 2012

Andy Velebil wrote:They seem to be a tad off in their total count...by 1. Opps!
I didn't notice that. There is a bigger problem.
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Re: A very poor graphic!

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:35 Sun 23 Sep 2012

It seems Luis Hamilton didn't fair so well, coming in 24th place :lol: . Otherwise they did make the 1, 2, 3, 6, etc blue bars rather close in length compared to the 48% bar. In other words, not proportional

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Re: A very poor graphic!

Post by PhilW » 19:56 Sun 23 Sep 2012

Indeed, very poor. Fixed offset addition, by the looks (or failure to separate legend from proportional bar) - the general opposite of what seems to be done in a high proportion of political polls these days (big or little P), where the aim is demonstrate that the people with a 31.5% view are overwhelmingly more significant than those holding the 30.5% view; by basing the scale with 30 as the axis...

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Post by RAYC » 20:18 Sun 23 Sep 2012

obvious....should be "Räikkönen"
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Re: A very poor graphic!

Post by DRT » 20:34 Sun 23 Sep 2012

PhilW wrote:Indeed, very poor. Fixed offset addition, by the looks (or failure to separate legend from proportional bar) - the general opposite of what seems to be done in a high proportion of political polls these days (big or little P), where the aim is demonstrate that the people with a 31.5% view are overwhelmingly more significant than those holding the 30.5% view; by basing the scale with 30 as the axis...
Top marks!

I suspect this is a case of those who promote F1 trying to make the potential outcome look closer (and therefore more exciting) than it is likely to be in reality.
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Re: A very poor graphic!

Post by DRT » 20:35 Sun 23 Sep 2012

RAYC wrote:obvious....should be "Räikkönen"
20 bonus points for pedantry :QuotePedant:
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