Week 6: Data Visualization

In this unit we will explore:

  • the purposes and rationale behind data visualization
  • various methods of communicating historical data in visual forms
“Chart Shewing the Value of the Quarter of Wheat in Shillings & in Days Wages of a Good Mechanic from 1565 to 1821” by William Playfair, 1822

Tuesday, February 23

Introduction to Data Visualization
Readings

Don’t forget to annotate these with Hypothesis in our “SRU Digital History” group

The links below don’t require Hypothesis annotations but are, frankly, pretty cool, and should be reviewed

Thursday, February 25

Data Visualization Practicum

Practicum instructions

For In-Class Use:

Google Ngram Viewer (but also: The Pitfalls of Ngram)

Voyant Tools and Project Gutenberg Top 100 book text

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