Write about this graph and data, assuming that your audience don’t know what they’re looking at.

‘ve attached the Excel file with information about number of people with specific last names in the 2000 U.S. Census, and here is the Google Sheets version.

The Assignment:

– Make one graph from this data

– Write about this graph and data, assuming that your audience don’t know what they’re looking at.

When I say to make a graph, I don’t mean that you have to use all the data in this set. Just pick a certain subset of the information, and make a graph that is intended to show something about this data set. Consider the principles of what would be an effective graph — it doesn’t need to be pretty (in terms of color), but it does need to be comprehensible.

In what you write, it should be less than a page (and definitely less than 1000 words) — it should identify the source of the data, and should “tell a story” about what is going on in the data. Point out what is interesting or notable about the result (and if it’s boring/unsurprising, you should note that as well). What is being shown by the graph?

Census 2000 Name Tables.xlsx
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