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Introduction to data visualisation

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Presentation and dissemination
Type of training
Face to face
Half day
Good Practice Team
Good Practice Team
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Presentation slides:

Analysis Function – Compelling insights through Data Visualisation slides (.pptx, 4.8MB)


This course aims to:

  • provide an overview of good practice in the design and presentation of tables, graphs and maps and the use of colour
  • outline the core principles and theoretical issues in the development of data visualisations
  • explain how people think about data visualisations

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will have developed awareness of:

  • basic design principles that can be applied to static tables and graphs to ensure effective communication
  • how to apply best practice in the development of tables, graphs, maps and colour schemes
  • the use of data visualisation for reference and demonstration purposes

How to book:

Contact the Good Practice Team.

They can discuss your needs and either arrange a bespoke session for your organisation (the minimum number required is 15 attendees), or look to fit you in on a course that is already planned.

This course can be combined with other courses offered by the Good Practice Team or Quality Centre.

Occasionally we set up training courses as GSS wide events that you can book onto. Take a look at our events page to see what’s available.



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