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How to Choose a Visualization

How to choose a visualization libguide

Welcome to "How to Choose a Visualization"

Do you ever struggle to find the right kind of visualization to accurately, or interestingly represent your data?  If yes, then this guide is for you!

If you are not familiar, please check out General Best Practices


If you are familiar with best practices, Choose the best option from the following three sections


Choose a visualization based on the type of data

Choose a visualization based on the type of data you have gathered

Choose a visualization based on a survey question

Choose a visualization to represent the data gathered from a survey using the question type.

Visualization suggestions based on the type of qualitative analysis you are doing.

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