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Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

  • Pre-workshop activities: 15 min
  • Introductory presentation: 15 min
  • Hands-on activities: 60 min

Why Tableau?

Tableau is a powerful tool that helps you visualize your research data by transforming your raw data into easily understandable formats, and can help you tell your research story in more impactful ways. Tableau helps you analyze your data quickly by creating visualizations in the form of generated dashboards and worksheets.

Tableau is a commercial software tool that students can use free of charge, but must be purchased for commercial use.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the 4 key considerations of data visualizations:
    • Audience
    • Form
    • Relationship
    • Design
  2. Import cleaned data into Tableau
  3. Navigate the layout of the Tableau interface
  4. Create 4 different charts and visualizations
  5. Create an interactive visualization dashboard in Tableau
  6. Filter dashboard data to tell a data-driven story

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