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Criminology: Data Visualisation

This study guide helps Criminology students to learn the effective search strategy and find relevant resources supporting criminology studies.

What is data visualisation?


Data visualisation is also called information design. It's about presenting otherwise complex or boring information and presenting it in a visually engaging & meaningful way. This could mean making a graph, diagram or infographic. 

Types of data visualisation


Different types of visualisations. (Image courtesy of Michelle Borkin, Harvard SEAS.)

Different types of Data Visualisations. (Image: Michelle Borkin, Harvard SEAS)

Data visualisations come in all forms and sizes and depending on your audience and how creative you want to get, there are many options. Below are links to websites covering the various types of data visualisations.

Free data visualisation software


Free infographic tools