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Pedagogy’s Digital Swiss Army Knife: Explain Everything

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Data Visualize Your Life With

I admit, this is probably not 100% related your research, but this is totally related to another great data visualization tool that is available on the web, especially if you are a social media junkie like me.  That is my … Continue reading

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Fast Data Visualization with Wolfram Alpha Pro

A while back, we introduced a really neat website called Wolfram Alpha, an answer engine developed by Wolfram Research. It’s an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data. Wolfram Alpha was amazing before, … Continue reading

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See how “Information is Beautiful”

Recently this blog has focused a lot on how you can use various data visualization tools for your research projects. We’re still dedicated to promoting how data visualization can enhance your research.  While data can look good in words or … Continue reading

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Data Visualization

Quick links to the online data visualization websites.
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Create diagrams using Cacoo

Are the boring shapes and arrows on Powerpoint just not cutting it for you?  Looking for another way to create diagrams? Cacoo is an online diagramming application that features a large stencil set that allows you to create various diagrams. … Continue reading

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Data exploration with Many Eyes

Many Eyes is an experimental data visualization software designed by IBM that turns data presentation into a community activity. The website lets anyone upload data and choose how they want it to be expressed, and then gives people an opportunity … Continue reading

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Tips for Data Visualization (Part 2)

And now, Part Two of the series “Tips for Data Visualization”: 1. Use the Rule of Thirds What is the rule of thirds?  Imagine taking an image and splitting it into thirds. With this grid in mind, this “rule” identifies … Continue reading

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Jazz up your data with Gapminder

One of the most common data visualization tools for research projects is the standard graph. Graphs can be visually instructive when explaining how one indicator relates to another, but let’s face it – we’ve all seen a million graphs before, … Continue reading