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

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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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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...

Guest Post: Visualizing Regression Effectively

Guest Post: Visualizing Regression Effectively

Updated Note from Stephanie: This blog post generated a lot of discussion. Some of that is in the comments here, some of that has been deleted, some of it came from Twitter and via my inbox. Be sure to read the comments to get a sense of the critique. At the bottom of...

Qualitative Data Visualization: The Gauge Diagram

Qualitative Data Visualization: The Gauge Diagram

guest post by Jennifer Lyons When we debuted our Qualitative Chart Chooser last November, we promised to dive into detail on specific visualizations, so let's kick it off by discussing how and when to use one of the most derided charts of all: the gauge diagram. I...