From point to discovery

Cholera pump 1854

Dr. John Snow's map of cholera cases in London in 1854 revealed the source:  contaminated water from this pump.

(John Show memorial and pub, broadwick Street, London, Flickr: Justinc User:Justinc.)

Finding data: correctly translate category headings

Use the European Language Social Science Thesaurus (ELSST), a broad-based, multilingual, multi-featured thesaurus for the social sciences. Currently available in 14 languages:  Danish, Dutch, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Or: refine the Google Translate or Babelfish translations of statistics category headings.

Communicating about data

Making Data Meaningful (UN Economic Commission for Europe)

Four practical guides to help managers, statisticians and media relations officers in statistical organizations use text, tables, charts, maps and other devices to bring statistics to life for non-statisticians.

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