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From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under Five Minutes

From Data Table to Small Multiples in Under Five Minutes

When social scientists like me have lots of data, we tend to put it in tables. There’s nothing wrong with tables. They contain infinite¬†details within a finite and teeny¬†space, and they give the reader freedom to draw his or her own conclusions about which details…

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The Dataviz Design Process: 7 Steps for Beginners

The Dataviz Design Process: 7 Steps for Beginners

Does data visualization leave you feeling like this? If so, this beginner-level post is for you! Data visualization requires two skillsets: technical skills to create visualizations in a software program and critical thinking skills to match your visualization to your audience’s information needs, numeracy level,…

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Dataviz Challenge #3: Alternate Solution by Paul Denninger

Dataviz Challenge #3: Alternate Solution by Paul Denninger

Note from Ann: Last week I shared a dataviz how-to guide. Paul Denninger has a great alternative solution to share! He uses hidden bars, also known in the Excel community as floating bars or white bars, to build “two” charts in one. Enjoy! Getting excel…

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Dataviz Challenge #3: How to Make a Side by Side Bar Chart in Excel

Dataviz Challenge #3: How to Make a Side by Side Bar Chart in Excel

Two weeks ago, I challenged readers to re-create the “after” version of a side by side bar chart. You can read the full post here. Congratulations to the 9 contestants! Click on the contestant’s name to see their chart. Regan Grandy Sara Vaca Alex Kadis…

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Dataviz Challenge #3: Can You Make a Side by Side Bar Chart?

Dataviz Challenge #3: Can You Make a Side by Side Bar Chart?

Thanks to everyone who participated in the first and second dataviz challenges! I hope these challenges give you a chance to practice and build upon your Excel and visualization skills. Last time, we made a streamlined version of the basic bar chart by adjusting Excel’s…

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