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Week 2: Nations' Ranks from 1960 to 2004 in Infant Mortality Rates
09-09-2014, 01:43 PM
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RE: Week 2: Nations' Ranks from 1960 to 2004 in Infant Mortality Rates
I agree with Kevin that a great thing about this visualization is its high data to ink ration. The biggest problem I found is scale distortion. Just by looking at the ranking we can't figure out whether infant mortality had improved or not. Since rankings are relative, US mortality might have dropped while its ranking went down. Also, when I first saw it I was confused as to why they put lower/higher infant mortality rate in the middle of the lines. This practice is unusual, so having a vertical bar with numeric value would have clarified this visualization.
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RE: Week 2: Nations' Ranks from 1960 to 2004 in Infant Mortality Rates - u0862992 - 09-09-2014 01:43 PM

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