Statistical Reporting - Visualization

Josef Fruehwald



The uses of graphics

There are primary uses of statistical graphics for reporting our data.

  1. As a report or summary of the “raw” data.
  2. As a visualization of the results of a statistical model, supplementing a model summary table.
    • Supplementing a table of coefficients.
    • Contextualizing the results.
  3. As the only viable report of the model.
    • When there are too many parameters, or they’re too uninterpretable for any other kind of report. (e.g. gams)

Graphs Matter

For many readers (and the field), what is communicated in graphs will endure in their memory and understading of your work longer than what is written in the text.

Pitfalls and Open Questions


Open Questions

Raw Data Reports

The Importance of Plotting