Sarah Horan Kerns

Sarah Horan Kerns
Wellesley College · Departments of Psychology and Biochemistry

Bachelor of Arts (H)

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Human behavioral data are frequently communicated via bar graphs of mean values. Such “mean bar graphs” are presumed to communicate empirical results effectively to non-experts. Yet direct evidence for or against this presumption remains sparse. Here, we ask how a set of widely-consumed scientific mean bar graphs are interpreted by a demographicall...
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How do viewers interpret graphs that abstract away from individual-level data to present only summaries of data such as means, intervals, distribution shapes, or effect sizes? Here, focusing on the mean bar graph as a prototypical example of such an abstracted presentation, we contribute three advances to the study of graph interpretation. First, w...
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Here, we make three contributions to the study of graph cognition. First, we introduce a framework for measuring graph comprehension via the elicitation of a readout: a relatively concrete and detailed record of thought. Second, we create a flexible new readout-based measure, called Draw Datapoints on Graphs (DDoG), to assess the comprehension of g...

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