I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about data visualization, and the degree to which data visualization can contribute to understanding social phenomena. Here are a few data visualizations that I’ve worked on:
“How to Choose a Chart”
Variables and Visualization (HTML Slides) (PDF)
A Quick Introduction to the ggplot2 Graphing Library (HTML Web Book) (PDF) .
Understanding Bar Charts in ggplot2
An Example of a Potential Agency Dashboard, written in the flexdashboard package in R.
A Guide to “Graphing Change Over Time“
Some visualizations of ideas of multilevel modeling using data from the High School and Beyond Data Set
A “motion chart” of social class and happiness data from the General Social Survey
(click on the graph below to go to an interactive version)