When Should Zero be Included on a Scale Showing Magnitude?


Authors: 
Marcin Kozak
Volume: 
33(2)
Pages: 
online
Year: 
2011
Publisher: 
Teaching Statistics
URL: 
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00456.x/abstract
Abstract: 

This article addresses an important problem of graphing quantitative data: should one include zero on the scale showing magnitude? Based on a real time series example, the problem is discussed and some recommendations are proposed

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