Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reaction: Effectively Communicating Numbers

This white paper discusses the best practices to present quantitative information from a BI perspective. The author explains the best means to graph quantitative data and to communicate a message effectively. The message is restated through the whole paper: a plot or chart can either communicate a message or not.

The author not only describes the advantages and disadvantages of points, lines, boxes and bars plots, but also details the key points to format and size axis to again, communicate a message effectively.

The article is full of recommendations and good practices, and as an added value it also briefly discusses quantitative analysis techniques like regression and how to communicate numbers effectively