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An empirical study on the reliability of perceiving correlation indices using scatterplots

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Scatterplots have been in use for about two centuries, primarily for observing the relationship between two variables and commonly for supporting correlation analysis. In this paper, we report an empirical study that examines how humans’ perception of correlation using scatterplots relates to the Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient (PPMCC) – a commonly used statistical measure of correlation. In particular, we study human participants’ estimation of correlation under different co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/cgf.13168

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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Oxford e-Research Centre
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Computer Graphics Forum Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
61-72
Publication date:
2017-07-04
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EISSN:
1467-8659
ISSN:
0167-7055
Pubs id:
pubs:709288
URN:
uri:be0f0ceb-d256-4510-8128-fdaa24c3573d
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uuid:be0f0ceb-d256-4510-8128-fdaa24c3573d
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pubs:709288

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