Literacy Lab 1: Nutrition Analysis:
This is your first literacy lab! The goal is to start thinking about how to interpret data.
To begin to think creatively and critically about data visualizations and analysis.
1 one-page PDF (no MSWORD, please!) writeup that responds to the questions below.
Your PDF will be graded on the following:
For this assignment, you will need to analyze the following infographic, and respond to the questions below. Please submit your responses as a one-page PDF via LearningSuite.
You must respond to the following questions.
This infographic was published in a NY Times article.
Make 3 observations about the data. Don't project your own interpretations onto it; try to state objective facts that are fully supported by the data.
The article’s print version states “Experts disagree almost as much as non-experts.” Find evidence of this in the graph. (Hint: Examine the ratings of foods on the y = x line.)
Describe the cluster of foods on y = x (27 percent of foods); the cluster in y > x region (44 percent); the cluster in y < x region (29 percent). Hypothesize what these the foods in a cluster and their ratings have in common.
How do you think the foods were picked for the surveys? (Hint: Why is there a gap in the middle of the graph?)
Why do steak and hamburgers rate so different? How about American and Cheddar cheese?