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# You guessed it! Reflecting on preconceptions and exploring data without statistics

Pablo León-Villagrá, Sarwar Islam, Megan Lucero, Brooks Paige, Tomas Petricek

In Proceedings of European Data and Computational Journalism Conference, 2018

We live in times in which information is abundant, but trust in expert analysis is low. How can we make complex issues accessible for readers and overcome their preconceptions? We propose a novel way of presenting readers with data and raising awareness for individual bias and preconceptions.

In our application, readers freely choose potentially relevant factors in societally relevant issues and reflect on their choices in an engaging, non-threatening way. We suggest that such an approach allows for more engaged and open-minded readers and as a result can facilitate democratic, data-centric debate.

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