Scientific Data Visualization: Tables and Graphs That Work
Effective communication of scientific data is one of the most important skills of a scientist. Stated bluntly, if the intended audience does not get the message in the data (and acts on it), the research effort is wasted.
Data visualization in tables and graphs is essential to effective communication, because it can convey complex relationships in a way unmatched by simple text. However, data visualization is not really a big thing in the education of scientists, nor is it stimulated by the parties responsible for the dissemination of research results, i.e. journals and scientific societies.
This half-day course intends to put the student on the right track to obtain the necessary skills. It consists of about 4 hours of pre-course preparatory homework, followed by 4 hours of group work and interactive lectures. Students prepare by familiarizing themselves with the necessary software; they also submit a table, graph (or both) from prior work.
During the course they receive personalized feedback, and set to improve their product using Microsoft Word (tables) and GraphPad Prism, and the course book written by your lecturer:
“Data Visualization for Biomedical Scientists: Creating Tables and Graphs That Work”