How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
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...
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...
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...