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Researcher Development: Data Visualisation



Education and Research


Education and Research

About this course:

Data is not information- it requires processing, interpretation and presentation to extract its value.

However, these processes can often distort the information carried by the data.

Sometimes this can occur by accident whilst at other times it is done deliberately to either confuse or to support an argument.

Researchers need to be able to present data in an objective and accurate manner to their respective communities and they need to be aware of the dangers of presenting data inaccurately.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Select the most appropriate data presentation type for their research findings.

- Recognise the need to adequately process data before presenting it.

- Avoid accidentally making their data lie - Produce information rich visualisations of your data.

- Avoid presentational gimmicks and understand that you can't present what you don't understand.

- Choose the appropriate software tools for data presentation.

Who should attend this course:

This course is recommended for Research Staff.


This session is delivered by staff from the Researcher Development team.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"Thinking about presenting data clearly and identifying errors/weaknesses in particular graphs was really useful"- Research Only Staff in the Medical School.

Before the course:

No preparation is required for this course.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by Researcher Development; please contact for more details.

22/06/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 4 (Professional Development Suite) 10:00 12:00 Free Christopher Wood 14

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