Data Visualization: Intro with Data

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Data Visualizaation in Social Science
Kieran Healy
Princeton University Press (2018) or on-line via http://socviz.co/

This book is a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of looking at and presenting data using R and ggplot. The on-line version includes links to the data used in the exercises – as well as how to fetch it and load all the other R packages you’ll need. The book will be published by Princeton University Press in 2018.

The author will be visiting UM this winter as part of the Computational Social Science Initiative at Michigan. [See post on “text as data”].

If you are not familiar with the early data visualization work of W.E.B. Du Bois, the book’s cover is using one of the posters from the Negro Exhibit of the American Section at the Paris Exposition. We have an earlier PSC Info Post about this.

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[Link to W.E.B. DuBois infographics at the Library of Congress]


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