Meaningful Graphs

Converting Data Into Informative Excel Charts
Author: James M. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780986054907
Category: Computers
Page: 228
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Meaningful Graphs is a concise and practical go-to guide for creating charts in Excel (r) that clearly and accurately tell the story in your data. It incorporates (a) explanations of the graph design principles of the experts (Tufte, Few, Robbins, Zelazny, and others), (b) the software steps necessary to incorporate these principles into Excel (r) charts, and (c) chart-related discussions of quality improvement (including Pareto charts), statistics (including run charts and correlations), and the use of graphs in PowerPoint (r) presentations (including chart animation). Also included are numerous "Tips" and "In Practice" examples drawn from over 35 years of working with data in healthcare settings. Coverage begins with highlighting the importance of knowing the story in your data and general principles of chart design (e.g., chartjunk, the use of color, consideration of three dimensional charts) and then proceeds to examine and create the five major chart types (column, bar, line, pie, scatter). This is followed by considerations of the pros and cons of each of the six less frequently employed chart types. There are over 120 graphs in full color plus tables and illustrations. Discussions of the most useful chart types include examples with accompanying data to facilitate practice. While illustrations are especially tailored for healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, patient safety, quality improvement staff, executives, and managers) both in their work setting and in their academic preparation, the principles of graph design and the Excel (r) techniques required to incorporate these principles apply equally well in other settings. The latter include other industries and academic programs, including those leading to degrees in business administration (MBA), public health (MPH), and public administration (MPA). If you follow the advice in this book, the graphs you create for reports, presentations, posters, or publications will be more informative and more easily understo

I See what You Mean

Visual Literacy K-8
Author: Steve Moline
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108408
Category: Education
Page: 265
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Some educators may view diagrams, pictures, and charts as nice add-on tools for students who are visual thinkers. But Steve Moline sees visual literacy as fundamental to learning and to what it means to be human. In Moline's view, we are all bilingual. Our second language, which we do not speak but which we read and write every day, is visual. From reading maps to decoding icons to using concept webs, visual literacy is critical to success in today's world. The first edition of I See What You Mean, published in 1995, was one of the first books for teachers to outline practical strategies for improving students' visual literacy. In this new and substantially revised edition, Steve continues his pioneering role by including dozens of new examples of a wide range of visual texts--from time maps and exploded diagrams to digital tools like smartphone apps and "tactile texts." In addition to the new chapters and nearly 200 illustrations, Steve has reorganized the book in a useful teaching sequence, moving from simple to complex texts. In one research strategy, called recomposing, Steve shows how to summarize paragraphs of information not as a heap of "interesting facts" but as a diagram. The diagram can then work as a framework for students to follow when writing an essay. This overcomes the teacher's problem of "cut and paste" essays, and, by following their own diagram-summary, students have an answer to their familiar questions, "Where do I start? What do I write next?

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2015 Conferences

Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, ODBASE, and C&TC 2015, Rhodes, Greece, October 26-30, 2015. Proceedings
Author: Christophe Debruyne,Hervé Panetto,Robert Meersman,Tharam Dillon,Georg Weichhart,Yuan An,Claudio Agostino Ardagna
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319261487
Category: Computers
Page: 678
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Confederated International Conferences: Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2015, Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics, ODBASE 2015, and Cloud and Trusted Computing, C&TC, held as part of OTM 2015 in October 2015 in Rhodes, Greece. The 30 full papers presented together with 15 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 144 initial submissions. The OTM program every year covers data and Web semantics, distributed objects, Web services, databases, information systems, enterprise workflow and collaboration, ubiquity, interoperability, mobility, grid and high-performance computing.

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs


Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 013325951X
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

The first book of Excel 4 for Windows


Author: Chris Van Buren,Trudi Reisner
Publisher: Prentice Hall Computer Pub
ISBN: 9780672274107
Category: Computers
Page: 466
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The definitive beginner's guide to Excel 4 for Windows introduces the software package's many functions and provides guidance to the wary first-time users. Original.

The first book of Microsoft Excel for the PC


Author: Chris Van Buren
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 9780672273223
Category: Computers
Page: 288
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The perfect guide to instant productivity with this popular Microsoft spreadsheet program. This book gets users up and running quickly with detailed examples and practical instructions. A Command Summary and Quick Step format provide information at a glance.

Teaching Statistics

A Bag of Tricks 2e
Author: Andrew Gelman,Deborah Nolan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198785690
Category: Mathematics
Page: 432
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Students in the sciences, economics, social sciences, and medicine take an introductory statistics course. And yet statistics can be notoriously difficult for instructors to teach and for students to learn. To help overcome these challenges, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experience the book provides a wealth of demonstrations, activities, examples, and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and has chapters such as 'First week of class'-- with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then descriptive statistics, graphics, linear regression, data collection (sampling and experimentation), probability, inference, and statistical communication. Part II gives tips on what works and what doesn't, how to set up effective demonstrations, how to encourage students to participate in class and to work effectively in group projects. Course plans for introductory statistics, statistics for social scientists, and communication and graphics are provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics, sampling, and data science.

Das BilderBuch -

des nützlichen und unnützen Wissens
Author: David McCandless
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641091993
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Sehen und verstehen – was Sie in diesem Buch entdecken, wird Ihnen nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen. Noch nie war Wissen so schön anzusehen. Noch nie waren Zusammenhänge so leicht zu durchschauen. Das Visualisierungsgenie David McCand less erschafft aus Zahlen, Daten und Fakten einzigartige und unvergessliche Grafiken und Bilder, die unsere Synapsen zum Schwingen bringen. In welchem Land werden die meisten Bücher gelesen? Welcher Bart passt zu welchem Gesicht? Welche Musikstile beeinflussen sich wie? Welche Moralvorstellungen verbinden sich mit welcher Religion? Was verbraucht mehr Kalorien: Blümchensex oder Lesen? Welche alternativen Heilmethoden haben welche wissenschaftliche Evidenz? David McCandless ist einer der angesagtesten Informationsdesigner und gehört zu einer neuen Generation von Journalisten. Er setzt spannende Fakten ebenso überzeugend ins Bild wie komplizierte Zusammenhänge. Mithilfe von Farben und Formen macht er Wissen sichtbar. So entsteht aus über einhundert originellen Bildern ein Kaleidoskop aus nützlichem und unnützem Wissen, das einfach Spaß macht. Hoher Spaßfaktor! Ein »Lesegenuss« voller Anregungen und Überraschungen, bestens als Geschenk geeignet.

A Course in Business Statistics


Author: Patrick W. Shannon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780130936578
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 657
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This text presents core topics in descriptive and inferential statistics with an assortment of business examples and real data and an emphasis on decision-making. There is emphasis on using statistical software as a tool, with most examples presented in a spreadsheet environment using Excel and Minitab.

Multimedia and Image Management


Author: Susan Lake,Karen Bean,Karen May
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 9780538441834
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 6185

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Learn how to combine your creativity with business savvy in MULTIMEDIA AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT. With MULTIMEDIA AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT you'll develop presentation skills, discover how to take better digital photographs and manipulate the images, begin crafting animations and sharpen your Internet design abilities. All with the multimedia textbook that offers you more study tools than ever before. Whether you're asked to complete projects or solve problems, you'll need MULTIMEDIA AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT to get the job done right.

New Perspectives on Microsoft Project 2002

Introductory
Author: Lisa L. Friedrichsen,Rachel Biheller Bunin
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9780619162603
Category: Computers
Page: 464
View: 537

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The 'New Perspectives' series combines innovative text with technology for teaching computer concepts, operating systems, the Internet, e-commerce, and microcomputer applications. Critical thinking and problem solving is encouraged with the use of realistic cases and solid end-of-tutorial exercises.

Visualize This!


Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527760229
Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing
Page: 422
View: 7592

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A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.

Exploring Microsoft Excel 97


Author: Robert T. Grauer,Maryann Barber
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780137542192
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 442
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For any course teaching application software using Microsoft Office 97 applications. This book will appeal to students in a variety of disciplines including liberal arts, business, and the sciences. All books in this series offer consistent presentation common design, pedagogy, writing style, and level. Concepts as well as key-strokes are emphasized. Hands-on exercises in every lesson provide just the right amount of practice time. This best-selling author team's hands-on approach and conceptual framework helps students master important concepts, as well as the features of the powerful Office 97 applications.

Graphische Semiologie

Diagramme, Netze, Karten
Author: Jacques Bertin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783111749792
Category: Cartography
Page: 430
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Graphische Semiologie: Diagramme, Netze, Karten.