By Laura Noren
"Creating coherent, compelling information graphics is left largely to individual practitioners. There is very little training available for social scientists who would like to have basic graphic design skills in their repertoire. Graphic Sociology analyzes the visual presentation of social data from the perspective of social science practice. Each blog consists of a chart, table, interactive graphic or other visual display of sociologically relevant data and an analysis of the successes and weaknesses of the graphic."
Creation of effective and informative information graphics, that simplfiy complex data and promote pattern recognition, is an important topic for the social sciences, particularly in higher education and for secondary education as well. Noren's blog is devoted to critical analysis of social science information graphics.
The topic of these graphics represent important issues in hgher education and Noren's analysis raises a number of important points regarding interpretation of the illustrated trends. -JL
Via Cynthia Alvarado, Jim Lerman