Misleading Graphs: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT true about misleading graphs?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way that graphs can be misleading?

2. President Nicholas Banks has been working to decrease the unemployment rate, but it has gone up by 3%. In an effort to undermine him, an adversarial media outlet releases a bar graph comparing the unemployment rate before and after Banks took office. Which of the following tactics did the media outlet use to create this graph?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of misleading graphs with these assessments. Assessment items will focus on identifying methods of deception in graphing, and facts about misleading graphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on the following:

  • Ways graphs can be misleading
  • Identifying misleading tactics in related examples
  • Analyzing graphs to determine why they are misleading

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facts about misleading graphs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on misleading graphs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding issues in graphs that are misleading

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Misleading Graphs: Definition & Examples will increase your understanding of ways people use graphs to misrepresent facts. Objectives covered include:

  • Define graph
  • Know why misleading graphs are used
  • Review examples of distorted facts in graphs