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Easily Add Images to a Correspondence Analysis Plot in R

Posted by Tim BockFriday, May 19, 2017, 10:11 am No Comments
You can take your correspondence analysis plots to the next level by including images.
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Ranking Plots: Illustrating Data with Different Magnitudes

Posted by Tim BockMonday, May 15, 2017, 13:24 pm No Comments
A Ranking Plot, also known as a Rank Flow Plot, is particularly useful for comparing data that differs in magnitude.
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5 Ways to Visualize Relative Importance Scores from Key Driver Analysis

Posted by Tim BockTuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 am No Comments
Tim Bock shares 5 ways of presenting the results of key driver analysis.
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Using Text Analytics to Tidy a Word Cloud

Posted by Tim BockFriday, April 21, 2017, 6:00 am No Comments
The trick to a great word cloud is to first tidy up the raw text using automated text analytics.
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The NPS Recoding Trick: The Smart Way to Compute the Net Promoter Score

Posted by Tim BockThursday, April 13, 2017, 6:00 am 2 Comments
The Net Promoter Score is most people’s go-to measure for evaluating companies, brands, and business units. However, the standard way of computing the NPS is a bit of a pain.
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Visualize Response Patterns and Survey Flow Using Sankey Diagrams

Posted by Tim BockThursday, March 30, 2017, 9:00 am No Comments
Where the survey has skips and routing, so that different people answer different questions, validation can be painful. When there is missing data, it can quickly become a nightmare. Unless you use a Sankey diagram.
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Sankey Diagrams: A Better Way to Visualize Decision Trees

Posted by Tim BockThursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 am 1 Comment
Sankey diagrams are perfect for displaying decision trees
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Why Pie Charts are Better Than Bar Charts

Posted by Tim BockThursday, March 16, 2017, 6:00 am 8 Comments
The implications of the research studies used to criticize pie charts are greatly over-stated. And some are junk science.
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The 5 Second Rule and the Need to Create Instantly Recognizable Visualizations

Posted by Tim BockTuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 am No Comments
To create visualizations that engage, we must create images that are instinctively recognized as images capable of portraying meaning.
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Using Palm Trees to Visualize Performance Across Multiple Dimensions

Posted by Tim BockWednesday, February 15, 2017, 8:00 am No Comments
Palm tree visualizations perfectly align visual elements with the core underlying structure of the data.
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