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Overview of Data Visualization

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Judy Richardson

Instructor: Judy Richardson

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What you'll learn

  • Describe the concept and benefits of data visualization.

  • Demonstrate the process of charting data in Google Sheets.

  • Visualize data using the appropriate type of chart.

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Hands-on learning
4.6

(291 reviews)

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Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Gain an understanding of the importance of data visualization as you examine examples and discuss the benefits of viewing data differently.

  2. Generate averages and calculate the percentage of change in sales values in Google Sheets in preparation for creating charts for data visualization.

  3. Chart the data a Google worksheet to create a pie chart that shows the amount and percentage of sales for four divisions.

  4. Chart the data on a Google worksheet to show a line for each division demonstrating how sales amounts increase or decrease from one month to the next.

  5. Chart the data on a Google worksheet to show a bar for each division demonstrating how each division's sales values have increased or decreased over the course of six months.

Recommended experience

Required - the ability to log into Google in the Chrome browser with your own Google account. Exposure to Google Sheets - helpful, but not required.

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  • Available only on desktop

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