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DATA
JOURNALISM
Dr. Bahareh Heravi
@Bahareh360
Week 4

Data Mashing &
Data Summarisation
What	
  we	
  learned	
  last	
  week:	
  
	
  
Start	
  working	
  with	
  Excel	
  
Sort	
  and	
  Filter	
  
Simple	
  ...
Last	
  week’s	
  Hands-­‐on/Exercise:	
  
	
  
1-­‐	
  Percentage	
  change	
  of	
  theF	
  crime	
  between	
  2014	
  ...
Garda	
  Division	
  popula;on	
  stats.	
  
hTp://www.cso.ie/en/census/census2011smallareapopula;onsta;s;cssaps/	
  
Data	
  Mashing	
  
	
  
Excel	
  VLOOKUP	
  
Google	
  Fusion	
  Tables	
  
Google	
  Spreadsheets	
  
	
  
	
  
 
	
  
VLOOKUP	
  
	
  
	
  
 
	
  
	
  
SUMMARISING	
  THE	
  DATA	
  
Pivot	
  Tables	
  
	
  
To	
  summarise	
  and	
  cross	
  tabulate	
  the	
  
data.	
  
	
  
Open	
  crime	
  sta;s;cs	
...
Data>Pivot	
  table	
  
Pivot	
  Tables	
  
	
  
Open	
  Datamania	
  dataset*.	
  
	
  
See	
  what	
  stories	
  you	
  can	
  find	
  in	
  
“PR...
 
	
  
Hands-­‐on	
  
	
  
	
  
Readings:	
  
	
  
Using	
  Excel	
  to	
  do	
  data	
  journalism,	
  Steve	
  Doig	
  
	
  
Data	
  Smart:	
  Chapter	
...
 
QuesEons?	
  
	
  
Bahareh	
  R.	
  Heravi	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
@Bahareh360	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Data Journalism - Data Mashing and Summarisation
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Data Journalism lecture - Week 4: Data Mashing and Summarisation
Lecture date: 30 Sep 2015
MA in Journalism
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Data Journalism - Data Mashing and Summarisation

  1. 1. DATA JOURNALISM Dr. Bahareh Heravi @Bahareh360 Week 4
 Data Mashing & Data Summarisation
  2. 2. What  we  learned  last  week:     Start  working  with  Excel   Sort  and  Filter   Simple  math  func;ons:    Sum    Measures  of  centrality   Rate   Percentage  change    
  3. 3. Last  week’s  Hands-­‐on/Exercise:     1-­‐  Percentage  change  of  theF  crime  between  2014   Q1  and  2015  Q1  for  all  Garda  division  in  Ireland.     2-­‐  Rate  of  theF  crimes  in  all  coun;es  in  Ireland   (with  respect  to  the  listed  Garda  divisions).       Tip:  For  Crime  rate  look  for  popula2on  sta2s2cs  in   CSO,  try  to  merge  the  two  tables,  and  not  to  copy   and  paste  each  figure  manually.    
  4. 4. Garda  Division  popula;on  stats.   hTp://www.cso.ie/en/census/census2011smallareapopula;onsta;s;cssaps/  
  5. 5. Data  Mashing     Excel  VLOOKUP   Google  Fusion  Tables   Google  Spreadsheets      
  6. 6.     VLOOKUP      
  7. 7.       SUMMARISING  THE  DATA  
  8. 8. Pivot  Tables     To  summarise  and  cross  tabulate  the   data.     Open  crime  sta;s;cs  in  Ireland  from   Blackboard:     (1)  Crime  by  Garda  Division,  Region  and   type  of  offence   (2)  Garda  Division  popula;on  
  9. 9. Data>Pivot  table  
  10. 10. Pivot  Tables     Open  Datamania  dataset*.     See  what  stories  you  can  find  in   “PRISON”  sheet.         *Credit  to  Steve  Doig  for  the  Datamanian  dataset.  
  11. 11.     Hands-­‐on      
  12. 12. Readings:     Using  Excel  to  do  data  journalism,  Steve  Doig     Data  Smart:  Chapter  1,  John  Foreman        
  13. 13.   QuesEons?     Bahareh  R.  Heravi         @Bahareh360        

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