Data visualisation

Definition: Graphical representation of data or information. Data visualisation takes advantage of humans’ well-developed visual processing capacity to convey insight and communicate key information. Data visualisations often display the raw data, descriptive statistics, and/or inferential statistics.

Related terms: Figure, Graph, Plot

References: Healy (2018), & Tufte (1983)

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