Visualizing Vivero Data

Step 1-

Break into groups of 3.

Download the Vivero Fellows Data CSV file from http://vivero.sites.grinnell.edu/files/Vivero_2019_GettingToKnowYou_Data.csv.


Step 2- (10 minutes)

Take 10 minutes to explore the data from the Getting To Know You survey we completed earlier in the week.

  • What types of data are represented?
  • What questions do you have about this data?
  • What is not accounted for in this data?

Step 3- (10 minutes)

Working as a group, explore what types of research questions could you ask of this data, or what stories could you tell with this data.

Decide what aspects of the data you will need to focus on to address your research question or topic focus.


Step 4- (10 minutes)

What changes or restructuring needs to happen to the data to be able to analyze and visualize it in response to your group’s focus?

What might be a way to make those changes?

Work as a group to restructure/clean/restructure the data.


Step 5- (10 minutes)

How do you need to analyze this data to respond to your research question or topic focus?

What measures or calculations are significant?

What tools could you use to analyze those aspects of the data?

Work as a group to analyze the data.


Step 6- (10 minutes)

How do you want or need to visualize this data to respond to your research question or focus?

What types of visualizations might be significant?

What tools could you use to visualize these aspects of the data?

Work as a group to develop visualizations.


Step 7-  (3 minutes per group)

Share your small group’s work with the larger group.

Present your analysis and visualizations, but also reflect on your process of developing a research focus and engaging with the data.