A unique approach weaves background information about data with practical, hands-on lessons that develop fundamental research skills all students should understand. Easy-to-follow tutorials provide readers with step-by-step instructions to quickly begin analyzing data without having advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics. Extensive illustrations throughout the book demonstrate to readers how to understand data. End-of-chapter On Your Own exercises challenge readers to develop their skills through easy-to-use data files and questions to reinforce the chapter learning objectives. Student Study Site includes data sets that readers can use to test their data literacy

Charting with Web Tools

As we saw in the last chapter, Excel is a powerful tool that we can use to create data visualizations for ourselves. Thanks to an explosion of Web 2.0 tools in the past several years, we have an abundance of options available for creating visualizations that we can share with the world. Numerous Web-based charting platforms have emerged, providing plenty of choices. Some of them have gained traction and developed a loyal user base, while others have been shuttered by their developers. In this chapter, we will take a look at some of the tools that have been around the longest and thus are more likely to be around in the coming years. These ...

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