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Essentials of Data Visualisation

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTF42
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
Medical writers with 0-4 years of experience. No prior knowledge in visual communication is required.
Objective:
To learn basic guidelines to achieve appropriate graphical representations of data which retain the main message and improve visual appeal. At the end of the course, participants should be able to: · Understand some principles of data visualization; · Identify a main message for each graphical representation; · Select an appropriate graphical representation for each type of data; · Improve clarity of the chart or table.
Content:
Medical writers need to present data clearly and accurately. Visual representations of data allow to communicate information faster and easier to all audiences. Tables and charts are the most direct data visualization tools, however, if done inappropriately they can mislead the audience and transmit the wrong information. This course will introduce participants to the basic principles of data visualization and discuss the applications and requirements of the most used graphical representations in medical writing – tables and charts. It will cover the choice of a “main message” for each image and formatting issues that may mislead the reader. It will include examples and practical group activities and provide some tips to achieve clear visuals focused on the data. Although some topics of the workshop may partially overlap those presented in PTF1, this course is more oriented towards fundamentals of design and visualization.