1. I have not come across a lot of box and whisker plots in my current work in public health however, we used them frequently in my research lab. I feel like it just goes to show it depends on intended audience. Box and whisker plots are great for those who have a deeper understanding of Statistical analysis however, for the average population it would be more confusing.
2.Histograms I see much more frequently in public health as well as my prior experience in research.
3.I feel like box and whisker plots can be very confusing for people who don’t work with statistics. However, I feel like histograms are more intuitive. If I needed to pick another option for people to use for distribution data density plots can also be helpful. However, they can be more difficult to understand if density isn’t high enough.