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I wrote a book

Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact, about how to better design our reports, slideshows, research posters, and graphs.

The Checklists!

Research-based design guidelines for reports, slides, and data visualizations. Download Stephanie’s popular Evaluation Report Layout Checklist based on her dissertation. For slideshows, review this checklist Stephanie made for the Potent Presentations Initiative. New release! The Data Visualization Checklist will rock your world.

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Adding Confidence Intervals to a Dot Plot

Adding Confidence Intervals to a Dot Plot

Evergreen Data Visualization Academy member Dana McGuire recently wrote me to ask about her dot plot. She said, "Would there be a way to show the bar or confidence interval somewhere? I have gotten positive feedback on the look of the graph overall, but it is a...

How to Show Ranking Data in Excel

How to Show Ranking Data in Excel

Danielle, a member of my Evergreen Data Visualization Academy, submitted a question to our monthly Office Hours webinar about how to show ranking data. She sent this survey question: There are eight categories below.  Rank each item to continue to the next page.  Rank...

Guest Post: Posters – They’re Not Just for Conferences Anymore!

Guest Post: Posters – They’re Not Just for Conferences Anymore!

SE Note: I almost never make posters but I know they are a hot reporting tool for many of you, so I asked poster veteran Kylie Hutchinson to share her secrets. Posters are an important, but often overlooked, dissemination tool for visually communicating your results....

Where to Start and End Your Y-Axis Scale

Where to Start and End Your Y-Axis Scale

The Y-Axis Debate is one of the most hotly discussed among cool data nerds, like me and my friends. Going out for drinks with me is either a blast or a bore, depending on your nerd level. So let me clarify the parameters of the debate, including where nerds mainly...