Building Statistical Literacy Reading Charts & Graphs. Why are Statistics Important?. Statistics add support to arguments, hypotheses, and theories.
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Chart source:Bureau of justice statistics prisoners
under sentence of death trends chart. Retrieved
10/16/2008, 2008, from
Chart source: Rock the Vote. (2008). Rock the
vote: Young voters: A political powerhouse.
Retrieved 10/16/2008 from
What makes both of these bad bar graphs?
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