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10 data visualization tips

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has just completed a survey of the use of data visualization techniques to better communicate the results of the development research it supports. They looked at 330 docments (including academic reports, project reports, media publications, etc.) and the good news is that 48% of them included some form of […]

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Social media: A guide for researchers

We just came across this publication – it would have been useful for last month’s workshop on new mechanisms for linking research and policy… Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with […]

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Comunica launches Impact 2.0 iGuide

Fundación Comunica, together with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has launched the Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy, a guide designed to help researchers identify the right Web 2.0 tools for establishing links with policy makers, for building their online presence and credibility and for effectively communicating their research. Written […]

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Tools on Datavisualization.ch

Datavisualization.ch claims to be “the premier news and knowledge resource for data visualization and infographics”and I have no reason to doubt them. Their “tools”section is one of the most interesting on their site. To successfully visualize your ideas you need adequate tools. Pencil and paper for basic ideas. Pixel or Vector graphics for more precision. […]

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