What would happen if you applied the data visualisation techniques of 2012 to data from the 1980s?
Danny Dorling explores this in his latest book: The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure.
Published by Wiley, The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure introduces new ways of visualizing people in places. Using examples from 1980s Britain, Dorling is able to visualise the society inherited by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1979 and show how that society had been changed by 1990, the year of her forced resignation.
While the case study is 1980s Britain, the application of techniques demonstrated in the book are far wider. The author presents a unique combination of statistical focus and understanding of social structures and innovations in visualization, describing the rationale for, and development of, a new way of visualizing information in geographical research. Today's software can be so flexible that these techniques can now be emulated without coding.
Lavishly illustrated with full colour graphics throughout, Dorling's unique approach shows how statistical data visualization techniques can enhance social science data.
An online companion site can be found at: http://sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/visualisation/Homepage.html
Danny Dorling is available for interview by phone. If you would like to arrange to speak to him, would like a review copy or sample chapters and illustrations from The Visualisation of Spatial Social Structure please contact Michelle Martella at email@example.com
About the Author
Daniel Dorling's research tries to show how far understanding the patterns to people's lives can be enhanced using statistics about the population. He is Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers, Professor of Human Geography in the University of Sheffield, UK, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Medicine, University Bristol, UK.
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