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Data Visualization

By Anna Monfils

Central Michigan University

This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education

Version 1.0 - published on 23 Mar 2020 doi:10.25334/HKDN-NW05 - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms



Students are asked to view a 60 minute video on data visualization. Some introductory material is presented on the 21st Century Skills and the importance of data acumen. Six core components of data visualization are reviewed and resources for determining a data visualization are introduced. The webinar sums up with some recommended best practices for data visualization.

Students completing this series of exercises will be able to:

  • Analyze and visualize data for effective communication of science

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image by Zachary Randall, UF Museum of Natural History


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