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Visualisation as storytelling: adding ‘process’ to the ‘pretty’

By Simon Colmer (OKDS Information Projects Officer) The prevalence of data visualisation has grown enormously in the last 5 years – in part due to the increase and availability of big data, open data and open source software and tools. Visualisations now, rather than supporting text-based stories with evidence, appear as the evidence themselves, telling the story with graphical representations of numbers and words. In this interpretative process, there is a danger of misrepresenting the data to fit the story, so a clear decision-making process needs to be in place to ensure the right visualisation techniques are used to accurately represent the data, explore your research findings and create a compelling visual narrative. We recently used visualisation techniques to explore Continue reading →

SERP-P team participates in an open knowledge event at IDS

By the SocioEconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P) Two representatives of the Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P), together with 24 other participants from regional and international knowledge organizations, partook in the partnership meeting of the Global Open Knowledge Hub (GOKH)—an open knowledge initiative of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)—on October 21–23, in Brighton, United Kingdom. The event, which centered on the theme “Engaging in Open Knowledge through Partnerships”, brought together delegates from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. To kick off the three-day seminar-workshop, Kelly Shephard, head of the Open Knowledge and Digital Services of IDS, stressed the importance of evidence-based research and the will and capacity to share evidence and knowledge. In this line, Continue reading →