Exploring Effective Data Visualization Strategies in Higher Education

6 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2019

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Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Raissa Covit

Independent

Daniela Guevarra

Independent

Date Written: January 25, 2019

Abstract

Data visualization is a graphic representation of data with the intention of easing ease access to information, enhancing data readability, and strengthening information literacy. Over the past decade, data-informed decision-making has become a crucial part of institutional planning in public higher education. Similar to the private sector, higher education is inundated by data, but is oftentimes limited in its capability to review and interpret information in an efficient manner. Literature posits that by making information palatable and accessible, leaders may be able to more effectively foster an infrastructure around data access and utilization. The following study examines the components across literature that relate to developing effective data visualizations and conducts a mix methods study with higher education professionals to identify alignment with historical themes.

Keywords: data visualization, graphic representation, information literacy, graph literacy, data analytics, analytics, business intelligence

JEL Classification: M1, M10, M00, I2, I21, I22, I23, I29

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron and Covit, Raissa and Guevarra, Daniela, Exploring Effective Data Visualization Strategies in Higher Education (January 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3322856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3322856

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

Raissa Covit

Independent

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Daniela Guevarra

Independent

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