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MA2830 - Data Visualisation

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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Thanks to advances in technology it is now possible to collect data very quickly and cheaply. This is great news for business managers and policy makers, because they can now make more informed decisions that are reinforced by real data. But how should these decisions be communicated and how should policy makers and business managers defend their decisions? This subject will up-skill students with core skills to uncover and communicate important information hidden in data using appropriate data visualisation techniques. The subject will consider cutting-edge techniques for visualising data.

Learning Outcomes

  • formulate effective data visualisation methods for extracting, evaluating and synthesizing information contained in data;
  • demonstrate sound knowledge of the basic theory and concepts that underpin data visualisation techniques and strategies;
  • deliver an effective communication strategy that relies on data visualisation techniques for bridging the gap between data and decisions.

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