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Data Communication and Visualization in Terms of “Teaching”!

A successful Interactive data visualization is not only aiming to illustrate data and information, but it encourages users to participate and contribute new ideas and data visualizations using exciting data or even their own new data.  So,

What are the data visualization and communication competences?

What would be an effective way to teach students data visualization and communication?

And, what is the most appropriate way to evaluate students’ visualizations?

Are what I’m trying to answer in my PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Peter Reimann.


Interesting Papers:

Schnotz, W. (2002). "Commentary: Towards an Integrated View of Learning from Text and Visual Displays." Educational Psychology Review 14(1): 101-120.

delMas, R., et al. (1998). Assessing the effects of a computer microworld on statistical reasoning. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Teaching Statistics.            

Ben-Zvi, D. (2006). Scaffolding students’ informal inference and argumentation. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics, Salvador, Brazil.


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