What is Data Visualization?
Data visualization offers ways to transform data into visual representations, allowing us to spot patterns and trends more easily. Data visualization is usually one of three types:
What is Data Visualization? by Centre of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, University of British Columbia. CC BY 3.0
Pictures or visualizations can say a lot more than words - some times what it says is unintended. But proper visualization of data can provide insight, detect patterns, and can help readers understand your research better - if done well. This article describes different ways that data visualization can be used, the opportunities for future research, and how data visualization is taught.