The visualization of data is an important element in most research reports. By looking at charts and graphs, readers can quickly interpret some of the data. In this assignment, you will be creating a chart from a data set on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. You do not need to create an account with the CDC to make a chart.
First, go to the CDC video guides for the data section, and watch the video on how to create a chart. Click the link below to access the Video Guides web page, and click on Create a Chart: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Video guides. https://data.cdc.gov/videos Next, go to the data set for tobacco use at the link below: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). BRFSS prevalence and trends data: Tobacco use – Four level smoking data for 1995–2010 [Data set]. https://data.cdc.gov/Smoking-Tobacco-Use/BRFSS-Prevalence-and-Trends-Data Tobacco-Use-Four-/8zak-ewtm
Now create a chart for your state by using the tools for filters, dimensions, and measures that are of interest to you. A bar chart or column chart would work well for this assignment. Click on “Presentation” (the icon looks like a water drop on the left sidebar), so you can give your chart a title and description. Click on “Axis” (the icon looks like a graph) so you can label your x- and y-axes. Remember to open the legend in the lower right corner of your chart to show what the different colors represent. You can save the chart by taking a screenshot or by saving the page to a file on your computer. Insert this chart into a Word document to upload for your assignment. This chart should be a minimum of one page. Be sure to cite the sources used to create the chart. The assignment should follow APA style.
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