Survey Data: Part 2 – Making a Slanted Bar Chart

In Part 1 I showed four ways to represent Likert data, each with varying levels of complexity. Here, I’m going step by step through the most complicated of those views; the slanted bar chart. Within Part 1, I also explained a typical slanted bar chart will often...

Survey Data: Part 1 – 4 ways to present a Likert scale

Within surveys, a Likert scale allows for standardised and quantitative responses in which answers are scored along a range, often illustrating levels of agreement and disagreement. Survey data can be tricky to make sense of and illustrate. Below are 4 ways in which...

How to make a Pareto Chart

The Pareto principle (or the 80/20 rule) dictates that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the cause. In a typical Pareto chart, values are often represented within a descending bar chart with a cumulative percent of total represented by a concurrent line. An example...

Connecting to Data: Extract or Live?

Extract or Live? Extracts Tableau Data Extracts: (tde or hyper) These are snapshots of data optimised for aggregation. These snapshots are loaded into Tableau’s memory to be quickly recalled/queried for visualisation, accordingly, the database isn’t required to build...

MM34: Conflict in India

This week, Makeover Monday centred around a data set from ACLED which detailed conflict events around the world. Owed to the wealth of data that could be seen spanning across the countries, the various events became difficult to visualise and explore, so I decided to...