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How Charts Lie
Call Number: 302.222 C13h, 3rd floor
Today, public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers. Although charts, infographics, and diagrams can make us smarter, they can also deceive, intentionally or unintentionally. To be informed citizens, we must all be able to decode and use the visual information that politicians, journalists, and even our employers present to us each day.
Effective Data Visualization
Call Number: 302.222 E93e, 3rd floor
The book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel or Google Drive.
Data Skills for Media Professionals
Call Number: 005.54 B63d, 3rd floor
The book offers chapters covering: basic data analysis; data visualization; making online maps; Microsoft Excel and pivot tables; matching records with Excel's VLOOKUP function; basic descriptive and inferential statistics; and other functions, tools and techniques.
Fundamentals of Data Visualization (eBook)
This practical book provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value. Use the book's visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizations. Get extensive examples of good and bad figures. Learn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story.
Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals (eBook)
Master the art and science of data storytelling--with frameworks and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with data. Author Brent Dykes shows you how to take the three central elements of data storytelling--data, narrative, and visuals--and combine them for maximum effectiveness. Transform your insights and data visualizations into appealing, impactful data stories. Learn the fundamental elements of a data story and key audience drivers. Understand the differences between how the brain processes facts and narrative. Avoid common data storytelling mistakes by learning from historical and modern examples.