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Simple Graph
Shows one set of data
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Comparative graph
Shows 2 sets of data on the same axis
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Compound graph
shows more than one piece of information - needs two axis
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divergent line graph
can have negative and positive values therefore data can be displayed both sides of the x or y axis
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Advantages of Line Graphs
Can be used to compare two different sets of data and ------- Can suggest trends over time
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Disads of Line Grpahs
Can only be used with continuous data
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Ads of Bar Graphs
Can be used to compare two different sets of data
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Disads of Bar Graphs
Only uses discrete data
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Ads of Scatter Graphs
Patterns can be identified easily and anomalies can also
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Disads of Scatter Graphs
Data needs to be continous
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Ads of pie charts
Can be used to compare two different sets of data
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Disads of pie Charts
No exact numerical data
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ads of Triangular Graph
Useful for showing patterns of clustering
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Disads of Triangle graphs
Very limited data set- three variables have to be in percentage form
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ads Radical Diagrams
an Effective way of presenting data on wind direction
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Disads of rad diagrams
Can only use a limited type of data- either change over time or direction
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Ads of Dispersion Diagrams, box and whisker plots
Can be used to compare two different sets of data
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Disads of Dispersion Diagrams, box and whisker plots
Does not give you a numerical value of the dispersion
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Ads of Logarithmic Scales (Hjulstrom Curve)
Good for displaying a large range of data
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Disads of Logarithmic Scales
Negative and Positive can't be displayed on the same graph
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Ads of Kite diagrams
Can be used to compare two different sets of data
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Disads of Kite diagrams
Works with a limited data range
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Ads of databases
Large amount of data available
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Disads of databases
Census data is taken every 10 years
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ads of Geographic Information Systems
Shows patterns
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disads of Geographic Information Systems
Expensive
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Card 2

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Shows 2 sets of data on the same axis

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Comparative graph

Card 3

Front

shows more than one piece of information - needs two axis

Back

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Card 4

Front

can have negative and positive values therefore data can be displayed both sides of the x or y axis

Back

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Card 5

Front

Can be used to compare two different sets of data and ------- Can suggest trends over time

Back

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