Data visualization

Data visualisation encompasses a wide range of practices aimed at transforming data into a visual form that conveys information and sometimes enables interactive work with the sources of that data. Data visualisation can take various forms, from traditional graphs and infographics to cartograms and cartodiagrams to interactive visualisations of so-called big data.

For humanities researchers, data visualization can be useful in two ways. One is exploratory visualisation, which helps to discover patterns in large datasets, and the other is to present data to the public in a more understandable and attractive way.

The ability to visualize data effectively for exploring datasets or presenting research results is one of the most important skills not only in the humanities. There are a number of courses that will introduce you to the ins and outs of creating graphs, infographics and other types of visualization.

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