Posts Tagged ‘data’

January 5th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Data on Top Stories of the Year

Thursday is data day, and I’m pointing you to some data from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.  They have looked at the major stories of 2011, measuring the percentage of the newshole for its week of occurance.  Their analysis identified five times when a [...]

November 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations

Telling Stories with Data

When I was in school, we didn’t have infographics. In order to get information, we either had to listen to the teacher lecture, or read a book or news article. We read a lot. And this wasn’t that long ago, I graduated from high school in 2004. When we wanted to share information, the mos[...]

September 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Are We Still Reading?

I probably spend more time thinking about, looking for, and working on the Thursday data source IGaDs than the other four days put together.  Data is cool and it’s a huge part of just about every institution’s conversation today.  The term, data-driven decision making, has almost becom[...]

April 7th, 2011 - 1:01 pm § in Data Sources

UNESCO Institute for Statistics – data from around the world

This is a broad set of data describing education around the world. Example of tables include: Demographic and economic data Enrollment by grade Repeaters by grade Teaching Staff School Life Expectancy ..and much more. There is a somewhat difficult to decode method for customizing your tables, but I [...]