I recently discussed four options for labeling line graphs. A personal favorite is to place the labels on top by going directly through the data points. There’s been a lot of interest in this so here’s the step by step tutorial.
A few posts ago, I showed you this collage of area charts, which could be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and used as a discussion starter at a meeting. Today I’m showing you why the muted grid lines work.
The only thing I love more than analyzing research data is analyzing personal finance data. Not too long ago, a friend was trying to decide whether to continue renting his current apartment or to purchase a similarly-sized condominium. I couldn’t make the decision for him, but I could help him crunch the numbers.
This post has been a long time coming. Stephanie Evergreen and I knew some time ago that evaluators and social scientists had a thirst for better graphs, a clear understanding of why better graphs were necessary, but they lacked efficient guidance on how, exactly, to make a graph better. So we’re happy to introduce the data visualization checklist.