Empirical studies of information visualization: A meta-analysis

Chaomei Chen, Yue Yu

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A meta-analysis is conducted on a set of empirical studies of information visualization. To be included in the meta-analysis, a study must meet a set of selection criteria. The meta-analysis synthesizes significant levels and effect sizes, tests the heterogeneity of findings from individual studies included and tests the linear trends over a range of information visualization features with ascending visual-spatial complexity. Recommendations for future experimental studies of information visualizations are included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-866
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Human Computer Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the EPSRC (grant number: GR/L61088).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Education
  • General Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture


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