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Making research useful via visualisation

William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory; John Walton, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Visual Journalism Unit; Félix Krawatzek, DPhil Student in Politics, University of Oxford
Friday 14 November 2014
Seminar room B, Dept Politics and IR, University of Oxford, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
 Outline This workshop will focus on trends visualization, how to illustrate social trends and change over time (population, income, mobility, and ethnicity) and relational and human behavioural visualization (culture, society, cognition, psychology/social psychology) Programme 9.30 - (10mins) Tea & Coffee as people arrive 9.40 - (30mins) Intro Robert Picard, director of research, Reuters Institute – Why data visualisation is important to society? Why academics need to make data easily understandable. 10.10 - (30 mins) William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory – What they are trying to accomplish with visualisation? How it is used at COMPAS and examples of good visualisation. 10:40 - 11.00 – Tea & Coffee break 11.00 - (30 mins) John Walton, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Visual Journalism Unit, Engaging a global audience 11.30 - (15 mins) Félix Krawatzek, DPhil Student in Politics, University of Oxford – Visualising texts through networks 11.45 - (45 mins) Discussion and consideration of participants of data visualisation needs 12.30 ENDS This workshop was co-organised with the Dept Politics and IR and the Alliance for Useful Evidence.

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