Visualizing with Voyant Tools, Storymap.js, & Excel

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Visualizing with Voyant Tools, Storymap.js, & Excel

On its own, data does not tell a story. It needs to be bolstered by the insights gained in the process of analyzing data for communicating the significance of the relevant research questions. These are the statements made that can be justified by data. This summer, the students of PROW 2000: Writing with Data learned this via a variety of digital tools that enable the effective visualization of data - including Voyant Tools, Storymap.js, and MS Excel.

Coursework Instruction materials, including slides, spreadsheet dataset, and recordings can be found in this Box Folder.

Voyant Tools Resources:

Storymap.js Resources:

MS Excel Resources:

 


 

About the Author

Jaj Karajgikar
Jajwalya Karajgikar
Applied Data Science Librarian
Jaj engages with researchers across the disciplines interested in employing techniques for data storytelling, natural language processing, computational social sciences, data visualization, network analysis, and text mining. She works with campus partners to establish foundational programming in research computing, data literacy, and data ethics.

With extensive experience in data storytelling, natural language processing, computational social sciences, data visualization, network analysis, and knowledge mining (text/data/etc), Jaj engages with researchers across the disciplines interested in employing these techniques. She teaches Carpentry workshops, provides learning opportunities, heads the R User Group, collaborating on digital scholarship projects, and working with the graduate center and other campus partners to establish foundational programming in research computing, data literacy, and data ethics.

Jaj has a  Masters Degree in Computational Sciences from George Mason University. She has completed internships in digital humanities at the National Park Services’ American Battlefield Protection Program and museum data science at the National Gallery of Art’s Department of Analytics and Enterprise Architecture. She is a researcher with the PrincetonDH New Languages for NLP Institute and has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Digital Scholarship Center Lab of George Mason University.