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Making it Comprehesnible Depicting Data. Depicting Data (adapted in part from Mandeville) Graphical displays help make sense of raw data. Can be an aid.

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1 Making it Comprehesnible Depicting Data

2 Depicting Data (adapted in part from Mandeville) Graphical displays help make sense of raw data. Can be an aid in analysis Should enhance overall communication Involves choices about what/how to display What do you want to say? Are you trying to inform? Persuade? Who do you want to say it to? Does data help to tell the story?

3 Depicting Data Should tell a story (i.e. trends over time, patterns) Relate back to the whole Offers possibility of projections and comparisons

4 Common Types of Visuals Graphs/histograms Bar charts Pie charts Line charts Pictures/Concept maps Data mapping Tables

5 Improving Communication Double-check data Keep the message simple Visuals should be able to speak for themselves if done well Be sure sequence is logical Remember- different displays can impact message

6 Choosing Displays If data is mostly qualitative/textual tables are often preferable Quantitative data can often be best displayed in histograms and graphs In particular, quantitative data with 5 or more data points are usually best displayed in graphs

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8 Choosing Displays (Census)

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10 Effect of Choices on Displays Old Faithful

11 Depicting data Wicked Awesome Examples

12 Info Maps

13 Interactive Displays Achieving Visual Excellence literacy.org/stairs_of_viz/stairs_of_viz.html literacy.org/stairs_of_viz/stairs_of_viz.html Periodic Table of Visualization Methds literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html Baby Name Finder =false =false

14 References Visual Literacy Tables vs. graphs tablevsgraph.html tablevsgraph.html Visual displays of data


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