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Digital Skills Workshops for PhD Students (UNIGE and Geneva Graduate Institute)

Introduction to Data Visualization

DS47 Introduction to Data Visualization 
Martin Grandjean

4 September 2024, 9h30-13h30, Room S12

Introduction to Data Visualization

Visualizing data: why and how?
Data visualization is omnipresent in our research outputs, whether to explain a complex process, make a dataset intelligible or simply illustrate an article. In this workshop, we'll see that visualization is as much a way for the researcher to make his/her data speak as it is to communicate with his/her audience. We'll start with a theoretical introduction to the evolution of this "art" and an overview of the different forms that statistical results can take. Then we'll look at how the Tableau software can be used to show different facets of a particular dataset. 


Session 1

  • Introduction to data visualisation
  • The different forms of visualization and their uses

Session 2

  • Introduction to Tableau software
  • Workshop on data sets

There are no prerequisites for this workshop. There's no need to bring your own questions or datasets, but if participants have specific questions they may find a place for them during the afternoon or at the end of the day. 

Martin Grandjean is a Senior Researcher in digital history at the University of Lausanne. His research focuses on the analysis and visualization of large corpora of data from the archives of international organizations or digitized press collections. He is particularly interested in the uses of visualization and network analysis in the Humanities and Social Sciences. / @GrandjeanMartin


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