Data Visualization Tools
The data visualization curriculum aims to build skills in effective data visualization for policy maker and program planner audiences. The curriculum includes background lectures that introduce participants to cutting-edge research presenting data, a decision-tree and “cheat sheet” to help user select fit-for-purpose visualizations, templates and detailed instructions for making graphs in Excel and Stats Report, and practical exercises to ensure participants are comfortable using the tools. There are currently 5 core data visualizations available in Stats Report that complement more standard Excel visualizations.
Stats Report also includes a library of data visualization functions that allow users to create their own presentation and report-ready graphs with their own data sets. The current functions – back-to-back bar chart, dot plot, dumbbell plot, lollipop plot, and slope graph – supplement existing Excel graphing options and are part of a broader data visualization curriculum that integrates evidence-based approaches towards communicating data.
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