Webinar: Presenting Graphical Data, from SciCom & IDL SIGs

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Webinar: Presenting Graphical Data, from SciCom & IDL SIGs
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From : Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:30
Until : Wednesday, 12 September 2012 15:00
(UTC -04:00) Atlantic Time (Canada), Caracas, La Paz
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The Scientific Communication SIG and the Instructional Design and Learning SIG invite all STC members (as well as nonmembers) to join us for our cohosted webinar:

Conveying Messages with Graphs
Presented by Dr. Jean-luc Doumont
Wednesday, 12 September
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 – 2:00 CST CDT
11:30 – 1:00 MDT
10:30 – 12:00 PDT

Dr. Doumont has an engineering degree and earned a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University. He is a consultant and popular speaker on scientific and technical communication.

Although widely used to analyze and to communicate about data, graphical displays are still poorly mastered by researchers and professional communicators alike, who often use the wrong graphs or use them in the wrong way (and popular software does not exactly help). Based on Doumont’s book Trees, Maps, and Theorems about effective communication for rational minds, the talk discusses:

- How to select the right graph for a given data set and a given message or research question

- How to optimize the graph’s construction to reveal the data

- How to phrase a useful caption

The cost is $10 for members of either of the cohosting SIGs, $20 for all other STC members, and $30 for nonmembers. 

Register now and find out how to best use graphs to convey information! After you register, you will receive an email about paying for the webinar. Once we receive your payment, you will receive a confirmation email from Go To Webinar (check your spam folder if you do not receive this email).

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact programs@stcidlsig.org.