Final Paper (4000 Words); due May 14 A. Introduction: present your topic, questions, 500 Words thesis and theoretical discussion B. Methods: present your research design discussing how it is that the data collection strategies you deploy will answer your 1500 questions and advance your thesis. You may include data collection tools that you used during data collection as appendices. C. Data and Results: present what your collection 1000 yielded D. Analysis/Discussion: discuss what your data 500 means E. Conclusions: Summarize your argument and 500 state your main conclusions/findings.
Presenting Data• Data Visualization vs. Infographics – Garbage in, Garbage out• Fry’s Seven Stages of Data • Tufte’s Rules – Acquire – Show the data – Parse – Be accurate – Filter – Make large datasets – Mine coherent – Represent – Serve a clear purpose – Refine – Reveal different levels – (Interact) – Encourage for ‘reading’ http://flowingdata.com/ http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/
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