Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Data Visualization Storytelling Essentials.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the exercise files, you'll find a spreadsheet labeled 02_03 in the exercise files folder for the course. The spreadsheet has just two worksheets, source data, and adjusted data. The source data worksheet contains the data as it was originally downloaded from the U.S Census website. The adjusted data worksheet is that same census data with some minor adjustments, the removal and addition of a couple of columns and rows of data, as well as the addition of a few charts. These changes will be explained in the course, and this is provided, really just to make it easy to follow along.
The purpose of this file is simply to show the very beginnings of the process of data analysis, and how to tease out the stories from your data. If you're reviewing this course on a mobile device, or your membership does not provide access to the exercise files, that's okay. You can still follow along with the instruction. Okay. Let's get going.
Join data visualization expert Bill Shander as he guides you through the process of turning "facts and figures" into "story" to engage and fulfill our human expectation for information. This course is intended for anyone who works with data and has to communicate it to others, whether a researcher, a data analyst, a consultant, a marketer, or a journalist. Bill shows you how to think about, and craft, stories from data by examining many compelling stories in detail.
- Creating a narrative structure for data
- Applying narrative to data
- Identifying what you want to say with the data
- Analyzing what your data is saying
- Determining what your audience needs to hear
- Leveraging tables, charts, and visuals
- Ensuring your narrative provides context and direction