Visual Communication – an undergraduate Statistics course with Heike Hofmann (Iowa State University)

February 9, 2012
4:00 pm
4:00 pm

MIAMI UNIVERSITY
Department of Statistics
presents
Heike Hofmann
(Iowa State University)
“Visual Communication – an undergraduate
Statistics course”

Abstract
In a joint effort between the English and the Statistics Department, we have a created a course for data visualization at the undergraduate level. The objective of the course is to help prepare students to be active citizens in the information technology age – we want students to critically assess information presented to them in form of displays, as well as communicate some of their findings in data sets in a visual form.

The course allows us to give a historical overview of graphics – students are exposed to some of the amazingly detailed charts in the Statistical Atlases from the 19th century, as well as modern-day BLOGs, such as infosthetics.com.

This talk will give an overview of the syllabus, the material covered as well as some of the highlights (and pitfalls) that we have seen over the last couple of years.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
4:00 p.m. in 361 UPH
Refreshments will be available in 309 UPH at 3:30 PM

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