Effect of arrangement of stick figures on estimates of proportion in risk graphics Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Communication
  • Computer Graphics
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Risk Assessment

abstract

  • . Randomly arranged arrays of stick figures should be used with care because viewers' ability to estimate the proportion in these graphics is so poor that moderate differences between risks may not be visible. In addition, random arrangements may create an initial impression that proportions, especially large ones, are larger than they are.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5455331

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0272989X10369006

PubMed ID

  • 20671209

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 143

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 31

number

  • 1