Discussion Initial Post Due By 10/10

The chart you select to represent your data will be influenced by many factors. Kirk (2016) has put each chart into the five main families below:

Categorical: Comparing categories and distributions of quantities values

Hierarchical: Charting part-to-whole relationships and hierarchies

Relational: Graphing relationships to explore correlations and connections

Temporal: Showing trends and activities over time

Spatial: Mapping spatial patterns through overlays and distortions

Select a chart type from the text and discuss what the chart is used for and why you selected it. (The author has included a lot of different chart types in our course book)

Remember your initial post on the main topic should be posted by Wednesday 11:59 PM (EST).

Your 2 following posts should be commenting on your classmates’ post on different days by Sunday 11:59 PM (EST). You should end the week with 3 total discussion posts.