Introduction to Data Visualization

A brief course for beginner-level social science students. It touches upon a collection of related topics: why it is important to visualize data, some major findings in visual perception area, how (not) to draw charts, best practices, interactive visualization, main tools and instruments. The last class is dedicated to hands-on dataviz in RStudio/ggplot2. I taught it during Fall 2016 on comparative political science department, RANEPA (Saint Petersburg) and had 6 lectures. The curriculuum is here.