# Selecting visual tools

Learning Goal: I’m working on a management multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Assignment 7 is an exercise in evaluating visual/statistical tools. Statistical analysis and the development of charts and graphs are closely linked in history and practice. In this exercise, you will develop an understanding of their application and utility.

We’ll start with Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in this field who developed one of the first mathematical models ever used as a graphic presentation. At that time, this was not an academic exercise for her but an attempt to win influence over funding in an effort to stem the spread of disease for a standing army in the field. The standard of her day for presenting findings was the written report. Even ledgers, the early form of spreadsheets were not unknown and given that she was fighting over funding, she could have opted to present her case for budget authority this way as well. By all accounts, her presentation was very effective and changed the way the military, hospitals and many other organizations developed metrics and other standards of measure when presenting complex data analysis. Often referenced as Nightingale’s Rose, open up a web page at http://www.economist.com/node/10278643 to review the presentation (the chart is displayed thumbnail size on the right side of the article, right click on it and a drop-down menu appears and then click “view image”.) You’ll also need to review Minard’s analysis of Napolean’s Russian campaign of 1812 and Playfair’s analysis of the cost of wheat versus wage rates to compare the effectiveness of their methodologies.

Task 1: Evaluate the three charts displayed on the web page. The first is Nightingale’s original, the second is Minard’s chart and the third is Playfair’s chart. Each contains complex information displayed differently. Analyze the displays and compare and contrast them as effective displays for conveying the information they contain and on a scale of one to ten tell me how would you rate each and why. Further, today we have many types of graphics available to us in many of the programs we use routinely, like Excel and Word. If you had to develop a chart of your own to convey the same information contained in these charts, what type of chart would you develop for each and why (i.e. pie chart, histogram, radar chart, etc.)?

Florence Nightingale

The Minard’s Chart

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-scottish-scoundrel-who-changed-how-we-see-data

Playfair’s Analysis

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Design-and-Analysis-of-Playfair-Ciphers-with-Matrix-Khan/823a26dd79bcd1e6b278b2f0daa7e7c4c2801ac4#extracted

Task 2: Describe the PURPOSE of each chart listed and find an example where it is used to good effect on a web page and provide the URL link to that page.

1. Scatter plot
2. Histogram
3. Line Diagram
4. Pie Chart
6. Pareto Diagram
7. Milestone Chart
8. Time Series Analysis.
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Choose Us

Quality Papers

We value our clients. For this reason, we ensure that each paper is written carefully as per the instructions provided by the client. Our editing team also checks all the papers to ensure that they have been completed as per the expectations.

Over the years, our Acme Homework has managed to secure the most qualified, reliable and experienced team of writers. The company has also ensured continued training and development of the team members to ensure that it keep up with the rising Academic Trends.

Affordable Prices

Our prices are fairly priced in such a way that ensures affordability. Additionally, you can get a free price quotation by clicking on the "Place Order" button.

On-Time delivery

We pay strict attention on deadlines. For this reason, we ensure that all papers are submitted earlier, even before the deadline indicated by the customer. For this reason, the client can go through the work and review everything.

100% Originality

At Essay Helper, all papers are plagiarism-free as they are written from scratch. We have taken strict measures to ensure that there is no similarity on all papers and that citations are included as per the standards set.

Our support team is readily available to provide any guidance/help on our platform at any time of the day/night. Feel free to contact us via the Chat window or support email: support@acmehomework.com.

Try it now!

## Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
\$0.00

How it works?

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Our Services

Essay Helper has stood as the world’s leading custom essay writing services providers. Once you enter all the details in the order form under the place order button, the rest is up to us.

## Essay Writing Services

At Essay Helper, we prioritize on all aspects that bring about a good grade such as impeccable grammar, proper structure, zero-plagiarism and conformance to guidelines. Our experienced team of writers will help you completed your essays and other assignments.

Be assured that you’ll definitely get accepted to the Master’s level program at any university once you enter all the details in the order form. We won’t leave you here; we will also help you secure a good position in your aspired workplace by creating an outstanding resume or portfolio once you place an order.