Posted by Stephen
One of my favourite blogs is Information Is Beautiful, and here is a lovely example of how a large dataset can be turned into something visual and easily interpreted: The Scientific Evidence for Popular Health Supplements.
– size of bubbles represents Google search popularity
– height of bubbles represents strength of scientific evidence for its efficacy in the specific health use
By making use of the Cochrane.org systematic reviews of double-blind clinical studies, IIB have made sure that we are looking only at reliable, scientifically sound data. You can even see the data here.