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Hate to say it, but the more complex chart you criticize gets and holds my attention. It also answers the question in an easy to read format. On the other hand, your attempts at simplification are not user friendly to a non-expert like me and completely lose my interest.

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Jon Peltier

Kaiser -

Your attempts seem reasonable, but it would be less disorienting if the groups were listed in the other order, i.e., with the higher performing ones to the right. The differences between relative ratings, which necessitate your seven rows, looks like a minor effect. Couldn't you use some kind of pooled standard error and show them as a single series?

Ульвия Ибрагимова

Kaiser -

I like your way to look at the problem. I always find it challenging to visualize such seemingly easy task as multiple comparisons. Having seven rows makes sense because depending on the question being asked reference category can be different. For me the biggest plus of your chart is having an axis to judge the relative differences between groups.

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