This assignment introduces concepts related to the public presentation of quantitative data. The use of visual support has become ubiquitous as a means of communicating data in business settings. This assignment introduces effective delivery in presenting visual support, clear explanation of key concepts/variables represented by the data, important relationships among those concepts/variables, and the creation of cogent narrative about what this data means to the audience.
To complete this assignment, you will create an original visual aid that effectively presents quantitative data and includes at least three concepts or variables and POST that visual aid to this discussion before you are scheduled to speak.
Choose data that directly connects with the kind of data you expect to explain after Creighton (this might be in graduate school, professional arenas, etc.).
As you are thinking about sources for your quantitative data, Heider College of Business Instructor Anton Ames suggested:
- https://www.data.gov/ (Links to an external site.)
…on the site, users can click the Topics link to explore different datasets; sometimes it takes work to prepare the data for analysis (data preprocessing)
- FiveThirtyEight.com also has some fun data: https://data.fivethirtyeight.com/ (Links to an external site.)
. They say, We hope youll use it to check our work and to create stories and visualizations of your own.
- Tableaus website also has a link to some really good datasets: https://www.tableau.com/learn/articles/free-public… (Links to an external site.)
Part 1: Prepare Visual Aid and Deliver Presentation
You will then generate a 2-and-a-half-minute or less explanation of the data, including verbal source citations (state the author/s, source, date) along with your visual aid to the class. You will present this data live to the class.
The presentation should provide a concise explanation of the visual aid, including a description of its key concepts or variables, the relationships among those concepts/variables, and articulate a clear narrative about what this data means to the audience. In short, create a story about the data that connects the information to your audience in a creative and interesting way.
The class will be split into groups for the purpose of providing peer feedback. While viewing the Quantitative Information Presentations in class, you will provide peer feedback to the other students in your group concerning areas for improvement and the successes upon which they can build. You will also complete a personal reflection incorporating the comments about your presentation made by your peers. This reflection should consider both the accomplishments of your performance you might incorporate in future presentations and the specific improvements you might make for future presentations.