When Should Zero be Included on a Scale Showing Magnitude?
Article first published online: 6 APR 2011
© 2011 The Author. Teaching Statistics © 2011 Teaching Statistics Trust
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 53–58, Summer 2011
How to Cite
Kozak, M. (2011), When Should Zero be Included on a Scale Showing Magnitude?. Teaching Statistics, 33: 53–58. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9639.2010.00456.x
- Issue published online: 6 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 6 APR 2011
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.