Making data meaningful – Style guide on the presentation of statistics
Introducing Making Data Meaningful Part 2 – Style guide on the presentation of statistics – which, as its name cleverly suggests, is a compilation of advice to present graphical information.
It’s a follow up to Making Data Meaningul part 1 , which focused on writing about data, as opposed to visualize it.
The book is a cooperation between representatives of national statistical offices and intergovernmental organizations – all public statisticians, if you will. I hope it will help others to communicate their data better. Personally, I have written the part about charts and collaborated to some other chapters. But if I could sum up my advice in one sentence, it would be: go buy Stephen Few books. Start with Show me the numbers.
The list of people who collaborated to the book includes:
- from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Kerrie Duff and Andrew Mair;
- from the Census Bureau, Ken Meyer;
- from EIA, Colleen Blessing;
- from OECD, my colleagues Eileen Capponi and Terri Mitton.
- from Statistics Canada, John Flanders, Martine Grenier, Martin Lachance and Eric St John (who edited the manuscript);
- from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Armin Grossenbacher and Thomas Schultz;
- from the UK Office of National Statistics, David Marder and Alan Smith;
- and from UNECE, Petteri Baer, Jessica Gardner (who coordinated the project), and Anne-Christine Wanders.