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Evidence-Based Data Visualization

Audrey Michal

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PDHP kicks off our 2020 workshop series on Feb. 21st, with a workshop entitled Evidence-Based Data Visualization, presented by Dr. Audrey Michal of the Michigan Department of Psychology. This half-day workshop will provide a general introduction to data visualization techniques, while introducing a unique evidence-based approach to data viz design (based on Dr. Michal's research on visual routines in graph comprehension and interpretation), and different data visualization strategies for data exploration versus data explanation. Attendees will also get hands-on practice creating different types of data visualizations with R software, using GGPlot2 and other state-of-the-art R packages. As always, this workshop is free and open to the public.

Topics include:

• Introduction to data visualization and principles of data viz design
• Evidence-based practices for data viz (from Dr. Michal's research on graph interpretation)
• Data viz strategies for data exploration vs. explanation
• Hands-on practice creating different types of data visualizations using R's GGPlot2 package.

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Dr Michal's current work focuses on developing and testing various learning interventions to teach middle and high school students scientific reasoning skills, such as how to critically evaluate evidence in science media reports.

The Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP) provides resources and services that support innovative approaches to data collection and analysis and the development of early-career population scientists, as well as research on significant and emergent issues in population dynamics and health.

PDHP is part of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. Its faculty affiliates include population scientists from a diverse range of academic disciplines and departments.

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