Silent Disco: Effective Data Visualisation

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The availability of digitised data has been growing at an exponential rate, and utilising this data can lead to a more complex understanding of various research areas. In order to communicate this knowledge effectively, it is often essential to use visualisations to provide a clear picture of your key arguments. 

This workshop will cover:  

  • What makes a good visualisation?  

  • Bar charts, Line graphs, Maps, and Scatter Plots  

  • Choosing the right method for the story you want to tell  

  • Examples of different technical approaches, Excel, Google Charts, and Python  

The workshop will take place via Microsoft Teams in a ‘Silent Disco’ format. Participants will work on the tutorial at their own pace. The facilitator will be available via Teams Chat to reply to any questions that arise during the workshop, and to help with installation, troubleshooting or other issues.

This is a beginner level event. No previous knowledge on the topic is required/expected and the trainer will cover the basics of the method. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event.


If you are interested in other training on Data Visualisation you can look at the following: 


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