Module 4: Charts and Graphs
Charts and graphs are essential skills in Excel that will allows us to deliver high-impact insights. They can also help us understand and explore data.
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Topic: Line Charts vs. Bar Charts
Is there any difference between line charts and bar charts?
Topic: Pie Charts
"Some 78% of these jobs, or about 6.3 million open positions, call for some fluency with technology, Burning Glass found. Those positions are also the most promising in terms of pay and job creation, including occupations in healthcare, technology, and operations.
The most commonly required skills are also the most basic ones: spreadsheet and word-processing software such as Microsoft Corp.’s Excel and Word..." (WSJ, 3/5/2015)
Use a pie chart to illustrate this.
Topic: Scattered Plots to Discover Relationshiops
Measure the degree of co-movement between the two stock (GOOG and MCD). Visualize such a correlation. What is the story?
Topic: Heatmaps (aka. Conditional Formatting)
Use heat map to visualize the month-over-month movement of the stock market over the last 20 years.
Topic: Histogram (aka. Frequency Chart)
Use Excel's data analysis tools to visualize the distribution of NASDAQ composite index's monthly change .
Use Excel's sparkline feature to visualize students' testing performance over time.
Topic: Pareto Charts
With stock market monthly change data, plot a pareto chart.