BAR GRAPH

n. a method of displaying statistical data through rectangular bars which vary in length and height. These bars are separated by spaces to make them discrete. Ideal when the x variable is non-numerical, such as gender or political affiliation. Coorespondingly, the height or length of the bar is plotted in proportion to the y variable. See bar chart. Compare histogram.

BAR GRAPH: "The use of a bar graph is preferred when one out of two variables happens to be non-numerical."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BAR GRAPH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bar-graph/ (accessed July 16, 2019).
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