ERIC Number: ED287468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Design, Production and Use of Computer Graphics: A Tutorial and Resource Guide. The Value of Graphics.
Mims, R. Sue, Ed.
This guide to the discovery, analysis, production, communication, and use of statistical information through graphic forms produced by a computer is designed to enable researchers to conduct their analyses and report research results more effectively. It is designed both for individuals with little knowledge about the use of statistical graphs or with using a computer to create graphs, and for those who have reached a plateau in using such graphics. Topics covered in the first three major sections include: (1) Getting Started with Graphics (an approach for individuals, an overview, the anatomy of a graph, and characteristics of graphic quality and effectiveness); (2) Choice, Design, and Production of Statistical Graphics (process of graphic design and production and standards, principles, and guidelines for graphic design); and (3) Implementation and Use of Statistical Graphics (a strategy for extending the use of graphics in the office, and approaches for hardware and software selection). The fourth major section provides annotated bibliographies of books and periodicals ranging from the introductory and general levels through technical and system-specific publications, and briefly describes five graphics organizations, associations, and conferences. Nineteen references are listed. (RP)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Design Requirements, Graphs, Microcomputers, Production Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data
Association for Institutional Research, 314 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.