A Workshop for
SHU/Ramapo Digital Humanities Grant Fellows
Friday, November 1, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Meeting Place: Seton Hall University, Schwartz Hall 112
Refreshments will be served
Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. It is also a form of storytelling. By using visual elements such as charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data.
Some starting guides to learn more about data visualization are:
- Seton Hall University Libraries’ Guide to Data Visualization
- UNC Libraries Guide to Guide to Data Visualization
- UCLA Library’s Data Visualization: a Quick Guide.
Cathy Moran Hajo will demonstrate an assignment that incorporates census data between 1860 and 1940 on the town of Mahwah, using Tableau and Word Clouds. You will also have an opportunity to try Tableau Public for yourself.
Greg Iannarella will demonstrate the strategies and tools he uses in Business Writing courses for data visualization (Google Sheets) and to promote recursive research and writing (JSTOR Text Analyzer). You will have an opportunity to try Text Analyzer. Please come with a research paper (in electronic form) to use for this part of the workshop.
In addition, we hope you’ll come prepared to join the conversation with examples of your own and with information or questions you have about creating student assignments or doing research using data visualization tools.
Please let us know if there is a tool YOU’D like to demonstrate.