Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics

1st Edition

Robert Grant

Chapman and Hall/CRC
September 19, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 210 Pages - 124 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138707603 - CAT# K32194
Series: ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society


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  • Provides an introduction to the general principles of data visualization.
  • Focuses on thought processes rather than tools; how to choose the best format and design.
  • Broken down into a series of shorter chapters covering various types of data, formats, and designs.
  • Suitable for anyone with a general interest in data visualization, including business professionals and the general public.


There has been huge growth in innovative data visualisations in recent years, and there is a lot of interest in this topic among academics, the general public, journalists and business people. This book provides an introduction to the general principles of data visualization, with a focus on practical considerations for people who want to understand them or start making their own. It does not cover tools, which are varied and constantly changing, but focusses on the thought process of choosing the right format and design to best serve the data and the message. Naturally, the book will have lots of full colour examples of good and bad data visualizations.