Big Data in Small Slices

Big Data in Small Slices : Analysis and Visualization for Journalists and Communications Professionals

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This book covers data vetting and visualization in a vernacular designed for the communications professional - replacing the usual geeky jargon and code lists with context and meaningful data sets. Each chapter serves as a case study on a different professional: an economist, a government budget manager, a public health official and an environmental scientist. By shadowing people who create and provide data to the public, readers will learn how data is vetted and why the grunt work of cleaning, filtering and vetting is essential to any visualization. The final chapter provides exercises for self-training or use in classes and the companion website provides data sets discussed in the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138910910
  • 9781138910911

Table of contents

Introduction 1. A Brief History 2. Government 3. Public Health 4. Environmental Science 5. Corporate Earnings and Share Prices 6. Data Analysis & Visualization - How to get started 7. Using the Book's Website. Appendix A: Chart Types for Data-driven Stories and Messages. Appendix B: Tools, Books and Linksshow more