Big Data Analytics - Choosing the Right Chart for Your Data from Datameer on Vimeo.
We've enjoyed incorporating charts and graphs into our weekly lessons. The best thing about data displays is that they evoke numerical stories within any discipline, whether science, math, economics, history, or humanities. Understanding a graph is an essential skill. Creating an original chart, however, is a higher-level exercise. It is the difference between decoding a political cartoon and creating an original drawing. It's the difference between reading an essay and writing an essay.
The clear, detailed video from Datameer (above) lays out six essential types of charts and gives numerous examples of their potential applications. Even though Datameer is a data management company, the engaging video is ideal for teachers and learners. The clip offers a step-by-step primer about the range of visual options for all sets of numbers and statistics.
|Source: Extreme Presentation|
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For further reading about creating graphs, we recommend:
- How To Construct Bad Charts And Graphs
- Data: Using Graphs And Visual Data
- The Extreme Presentation Method