This is more of a consultation question. I 'm keen to know your thoughts and opinions about these two plots. They are exactly the same plots expect for the limits of the x-axis. The x-axis limit is the first plot extends from -1.5 to +1.5. In the second plot, the x-axis limit extends from -1.5 to 0.5. I feel that the first plot takes more visual space (even in the document) due the existence of the empty area on the positive side. However, the second plot fixes this issue, and it saves me some visual space. I recall that I read somewhere (I can't remember where) that plots like the second one might be misleading(?) or does not provide the whole psychological effect as would the first plot. So may I get your thoughts on this? And which plot do you think is better to use in my dissertation?
Also, what size do you generally recommend for these graphs in a dissertation document?
Thank you in advance for your time and help.