Fachbereich
Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 934 E 

Titel
Workshop "Displaying information in figures"
Beschreibung

Short description
Figures are key components of research articles. In this workshop, we discuss characteristics of high quality figures and compare software tools for figure preparation.


Content
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Principles of data displays
- Statistical graphs (different types, recommendations)
- Diagrams, illustrations and maps (when to use and how to improve)
- Photos (recommendations, photo editing and misconduct)
- Figure legends
- Software for figure preparation and photo editing


Goals
The objective of this workshop is to know how to prepare clear, informative, truthful, attractive figures. The focus is on figures intended for publication in scientific journals.



Target audience

This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates and researchers planning to publish


Methods
- lectures: basic principles and practical approaches of information displays
- discussions: strengh and weaknesses of sample figures (participants bring samples of their own work)
- exercises: improvement of figures

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Execution in
English

Requirements for participants
- None

Proof of performance
- None

Completion
- Certificate of completion

Venue
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes)
1/2 day: 09.00 - 13.00 (4 lessons)
Course leader / moderation
Dr. Philipp Mayer
Philipp Mayer received a PhD in the field of biodiversity research and he is a trainer for scientific writing. He has broad experience in research and in adult education.

Number of participants
Minimum 5 / Maximum 14

Catering
This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.

Further information

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For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation
see general terms and conditions




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