Graphing Statistics & Data
Creating Better Charts
- Anders Wallgren - Statistics Sweden
- Britt Wallgren - Statistics Sweden
- Rolf Persson - Statistics Sweden
- Ulf Jorner - Statistics Sweden
- Jan-Aage Haaland - Statistics Sweden
Quantitative/Statistical Research (General) | Research Design | Scholarly Aids/Research Tools
Graphing Statistics & Data introduces the technique and art of producing good charts. Carefully written with many examples and illustrations, the book begins with an introduction to the building blocks of charts (axes, scales and patterns) and then describes each step involved in creating effective and easy-to-read charts.
Throughout the book, the authors use numerous examples of real data as a basis of the maps and charts. They also include a chapter that shows step-by-step how to work from the data to the finished chart. Practical textual information serves as a guide for executing each stage of preparing a chart or graph.
Sound charts do not draw attention to themselves for their own sake but make the reader aware of the qualities of statistical data. Graphing Statistics & Data enables readers to create charts that effectively present their data.
Cost and age tell against this book as a core text - it has useful content in terms of producing clear illustrations for publication, but software has moved on a great deal, and an update would be useful. I see a need for a good book in this area, but for most students this is probably not it - a good resource for a library, nevertheless.
Good supplement for two of the major assignments, but not essential. If the course design changes in the future, the book may be required.