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Data Presentation I: Tables and Graphs

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTF1
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
Medical writers and editors with 0-4 years of experience
Objective:
At the end of the course participants should be able to: · Compose a table or graph when given data in raw form or in paragraph style · Recognise the basic parts of a table and a graph and identify the various types of tables and graphs · Understand the functions of tables and graphs · Identify the strengths and weaknesses in the design of a given table or graph and be able to modify it accordingly
Content:
The role of a medical writer is to be able to present data in the clearest and most understandable form possible. The best way to present and communicate with data, however, is not prose but rather using some form of graphical presentation. This course will challenge and stimulate the participants’ ability to think clearly about the data they present and write about. Participants will learn about the basic tools of data presentation, tables and graphs, their types and components, and when––and when NOT––to use them. It will introduce the participants to the fundamental tools of data presentation, tables and graphs in all their myriad forms and uses. This course is an introduction to data presentation and should be taken before taking Data Presentation II: Advanced Data Presentation.