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BUSN 105 Visual Representation and Analysis of Data

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BUSN 105 Visual Representation and Analysis of Data

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The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.

Visual Representation and Analysis of Data

Use the AIU Library, magazine, newspaper, or the Internet to research and find a situation where data have been represented by a visual aid and where you believe the visual aid is being used in a manner that evokes emotion or in a manner that misrepresents these data. Note: Some graphics may not be copied and pasted into the DB thread correctly. Please insert your graphics into a Word document and attach the Word document to your DB post so your classmates are able to see your graphics. Discuss the following:

  1. Explain in detail how you think the data are visually misrepresented or designed to evoke emotions that may cause someone to make an incorrect decision (and be sure to state which emotions).
  2. What types of visual data representations do you find most informative? What about the data representation influences your belief?
  3. What type of visual data representation do you think would best display percentage information? Why do you believe this?
  4. What type of visual data representation do you think would best represent a comparison of similar data from three different companies (e.g., net annual profit for last year)? Choose 3 companies producing similar products, find their net profits for last year, and use your choice of data representation to construct a visual data display to demonstrate your thoughts. Did this visual representation work the way you intended? Explain your answer.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Project Criteria Exceeds
90% – 100%
Very good
80% – 89%
Meets
70%–79%
Needs Improvement Below 70%
Content
40%
Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content. The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar. Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with one or less errors in spelling or grammar. Response covers many topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar. Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment. The writing was less than collegiate level with errors in spelling or grammar.
Interaction
40%
Multiple learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis with questions to other classmates. At least three learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis. No less than two learner interactions per week that add to the discussion. Responses show evidence of critical analysis. Zero to one learner interaction per week in the discussion board. Response lacks evidence of critical analysis.
Supporting Analysis
20%
Analysis exceeded minimum requirements. Appropriate sources were used to support analysis and were properly referenced Basic analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, appropriate sources were cited and properly referenced Some limited analysis provided to support discussion. When appropriate to support discussion, sources were cited, appropriate, and properly referenced No or inaccurate analysis, no sources were cited when needed, analysis and/or sources were not appropriate. When sources used, were not prope