Tag Archives: Statistics

BuzzData.com – A Social Network for Data Journalists

A BuzzData user profile page Earlier this month data journalism got it’s very own a social network with the launch of Toronto-based website BuzzData. Users of this new service can upload data, visualisations, articles and background on a topic or … Continue reading

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How to visualise ( data about ) an orgasm

Whilst I know I may well be in danger of sounding like a high school math teacher in constantly trying to make my subject sound fun, when to so many it patently isn’t, I thought I might as well give … Continue reading

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GCSE and NVQ Data: have a go yourself

With deadlines for most City University students looming it seems only fitting that today the Department for Eduction (DfE) released the figures for last years end of Key stage 4 exams. i.e GCSE’s and NVQ’s. The DfE have rather helpfully … Continue reading

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D’oh! No spreadsheets, just charts

A few weeks ago, a story broke in the London Evening Standard regarding the performance of the London Underground since Boris Johnson entered office. The story followed a claim by ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingston that reliability of the Tube … Continue reading

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Crime mapping and how not to visualise data

The Home Office’s recent £300K attempt to make crime data easily accessible through their new crime mapping service has failed rather spectacularly. But as an example of how not to go about data visualisation it can actually prove quite useful. … Continue reading

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