Tag archive for Bar Charts

How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session. Sometimes the satisfaction surveys are electronic. Other times, the satisfaction…

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How to Sort Your Bar Charts

How to Sort Your Bar Charts

“Ann, my bar chart is upside down! Help!” You read my prior post about using horizontal bar charts for nominal variables like favorite fruits. My toddler is eating two! bananas a day so bananas are the winner in this fictional fruit contest. Our original table…

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How to Rotate Horizontal Bar Charts into Vertical Column Charts (and Vice Versa)

How to Rotate Horizontal Bar Charts into Vertical Column Charts (and Vice Versa)

“Ann, I read your latest post, and I accidentally made a horizontal bar chart when it should’ve been a vertical bar chart! Am I going to have to delete my graph and start from scratch?”   No way. Don’t delete a thing. That would be a huge…

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Bar Charts: Vertical or Horizontal?

Bar Charts: Vertical or Horizontal?

“Ann, should my bar charts be horizontal or vertical?” Ordinal variables get vertical bars Ordinal variables follow a natural progression—an order. I arrange ordinal categories from left to right so my viewers can view the sequence across the page, which means their bars are vertical. Use…

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Bar Charts: Regular or Stacked?

Bar Charts: Regular or Stacked?

Chart choosing is part art and part science. During workshops, I cover my chart choosing thought process in more detail. For now, let me save you hours of time with this not-so-secret secret: Start with a bar chart. Then, fine-tine your bar chart. Try your…

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