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About Data Visualizations: Bar Graphs

What is a bar graph? Simple but powerful, bar graphs are one of the most common charts used to compare categorical data, which are data that can be grouped into categories like race and sex. Bar graphs are also unique in design because they can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Bar graphs are helpful for […]

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Data in the News: Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs

Scandals involving price increases for prescription drugs have become increasingly common in the past five years. In 2015 there was widespread outrage when the drug Daraprim, a drug used to treat malaria and parasitic infections overnight, went from $13.50 a tablet to $750 a tablet. Similarly two whistleblowers exposed the practices of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, now Mallinckrodt, to […]

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A Fine Crop of Data: The China-U.S. Trade War and Soybeans

In March 2018, the United States began implementing tariffs against Chinese imports of steel and aluminum in response to alleged unfair trade practices and intellectual property theft by the Chinese state. In response, China in April and June of 2018 announced tariffs on American products including a 25 percent tariff on soybeans, a key U.S. export to China. This lead Bloomberg to predict that […]

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What Do the Graphs in the Climate Change Debate Mean?

The use of data as evidence of climate change has become an increasingly debated topic in the past decade. The current U.S. political climate has only further politicized the issue, which is likely to escalate as presidential campaigns for the 2020 election begin in 2019. President Donald Trump, who has already declared he will run […]

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Data in the News: California’s Wildfires

Natural disasters in California have dominated the headlines for the past year. In January, mudslides tore through Southern California caused by an earlier forest fire that left the hillsides in Montecito vulnerable to landslides. In November 2018 a wildfire in Northern California’s little town of Paradise killed at least 88 people and burned more than 150,000 acres, according to CBS news. Meanwhile, […]

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Data in the News: CDC Recommends Injectable Flu Shots

As another flu season crosses the U.S., the question on many parents’ minds is one as old as time: to vaccinate my child or not? Young children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to influenza and the flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported a record of 180 pediatric flu […]

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Excel Tips: Identifying and Removing Duplicate Data Points

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Data in the News: Cost of Hurricane Damages

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Tips on Interpreting Data Visualizations

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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Data in the News: Gaining an Understanding of Gun Violence

Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in a […]

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