Line graph of a range of possible rates?
July 21, 2011 9:19 AM Subscribe
Is there an accepted way to graphically represent rates when small sample data is anonymized?
posted by BleachBypass to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I have a data set where a large number of points are "less than ten but greater than one incidents."
I would like to graph this data and I am wondering if there is an standard way to show this sort of anonymized data on a graph.
If this were a population of 100, the rate would be within 1%-10%. On my format (excel, horizontal line chart), I am perhaps picturing a wide line representing the possible min and max range, similar to the Minard's famous Napoleon illustration
(except the thickness of the line wouldn't represent the number of soldiers, but rather the possible range of values.
Or perhaps another way to phrase this - one that may betray my ignorance of statistics, but - what would it look like if a line graph and a box-and-whiskers graph had a baby?