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== Additional Resources ==
 
== Additional Resources ==
 
* Harvard Business Review Article on [https://hbr.org/2016/06/visualizations-that-really-work/| Visualizations that Really Work]
 
* Harvard Business Review Article on [https://hbr.org/2016/06/visualizations-that-really-work/| Visualizations that Really Work]
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* Stata Cheat sheets on [http://geocenter.github.io/StataTraining/pdf/StataCheatSheet_visualization15_Plots_2016_June-REV.pdf Data visualization] and [http://geocenter.github.io/StataTraining/pdf/StataCheatSheet_visualization15_Syntax_2016_June-REV.pdf customizing data visualization] are useful reminders of relevant stata code.
  
  
  
 
[[Category: Data Analysis]]
 
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Revision as of 19:54, 3 August 2018

Data visualization is creating a visual representation of your data, for example in the form of a chart or a graph. Choosing the right format to visualize your data is critical to effectively communicating the results of your study. Good visualizations can be more memorable and persuasive than pure text.


Read First

Specific code for data visualization is available on the software-specific tools (e.g. iegraph). This page discusses general principles for data visualization.

Guidelines

What type of data visualization should I use?

The best format for data visualization will depend on the type of data and results you wish to display, as well as the medium in which they will be displayed. For example, online interfaces allow for more dynamic visualizations than printed articles.

Stata Visual Library

The DIME Analytics team has created a Visual Library for Impact Evaluation which shows examples of graphs and provides the codes used to create them. You can contribute to the library our github.

Data Visualization in R

R has many options for data visualization; the ggplot package is one of the best. Here is a list of ggplot2 visualizations with full R code .

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