Publication
Title
Box and whisker plots for graphic presentation of audiometric results of conductive hearing loss treatment
Author
Abstract
The Committee on Hearing and Equilibrium of the American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery has published guidelines for the reporting of audiometric results of middle ear interventions. It recommends the reporting of several audiometric variables by means of two summary parameters: means and standard deviation. This article advocates the use of other summary statistics, namely the median, quartiles, and extremes, because they do not require a normal distribution of the audiometric data and they are not sensitive to variations of the extreme values. On the basis of the exploratory data analysis, we propose a graphic method to present the Committees variables in terms of their summary statistics. This multiple box and whisker plot offers a detailed and accurate overview of six variables in one graph.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. - Saint Louis, Ill.
Publication
Saint Louis, Ill. : 1998
ISSN
0194-5998
Volume/pages
118:6(1998), p. 892-895
ISI
000074070200033
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 24.07.2017
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