Visualizing Survey Data

Set Controls and survey data – how to compare responses for this group vs that group vs overall

By |2020-09-30T14:24:58+00:00September 30th, 2020|Business Visualizations, Visualizing Survey Data|

September 30, 2020 Overview Tableau introduced Set Controls in 2020.2. Set Controls look like checkbox filters but instead of adding and removing data from a view they determine which elements are in a set and which are not. This feature can be very useful in visualizing survey data. But why not just use filters? [...]

10 Fascinating Findings from the Data Visualization Society 2019 Community Survey

By |2020-09-14T14:06:14+00:00September 29th, 2019|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

September 29, 2019 Overview 1,359 people participated in the 2019 The Annual Data Visualization Community Survey conducted by The Data Visualization Society (DVS). The survey covers professional data visualization details like salary and hourly compensation, tool use, location, demographic data, audiences, organizational structure, and more. I think this is an ambitious, bordering on heroic, [...]

How to visualize check-all-that-apply questions using Tableau

By |2020-02-16T22:56:33+00:00September 12th, 2018|Visualizing Survey Data|

September 12, 2018 Overview I’ve recently seen some questionable approaches to visualizing check-all-that-apply questions (CATA questions) in Tableau. I’m concerned because many of these approaches won’t work if either you filter the data to only show some options, or if some of your survey participants skip the CATA questions. It’s the latter reason that [...]

Showing uncertainty in survey results

By |2020-09-01T21:55:29+00:00August 20th, 2018|Business Visualizations, Visualizing Survey Data|

Visual representation of error bars using Tableau August 20, 2018 Much thanks to Ben Jones whose book Communicating with Tableau provides the blueprint for the calculations I use, Jeffrey Shaffer for providing feedback on my prototypes and sharing research papers from Sönning, Cleveland, and McGill, and Daniel Zvinca for his thoughtful and always invaluable feedback [...]

Is this better than a Jitterplot? Could be

By |2020-02-16T23:25:08+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Visualizing Survey Data|

July 22, 2018 Overview After writing my blog post about why I still love the Jitterplot, I got some thoughtful feedback from Adam McCann, Jeffrey Shaffer, and the always provocative Daniel Zvinca. Dan had written a wonderful article suggesting a Stingray plot as an alternative, and Jeff and Adam’s comments encouraged me to revisit [...]

Rethinking the divergent stacked bar chart — placing the stronger views in the center

By |2020-02-17T02:20:59+00:00April 1st, 2018|Business Visualizations, Visualizing Survey Data|

April 2, 2018 Overview Followers of the Data Revelations blog and website know that my “go to” visualization for Likert scale data is a divergent stacked bar chart. Earlier this year there was some debate about whether this is a better approach than a stacked bar chart. I'm still completely in favor of the divergent approach, [...]