Making Data Meaningful

The Making Data Meaningful guides are intended as a practical tool 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.

Part 1: A guide to writing stories about numbers

The first guide provides guidelines and examples on the use of effective writing techniques to make data meaningful.

 Making Data Meaningful. Part 1: A guide to writing stories about numbers (1.6Mb)

 Cómo hacer comprensibles los datos. Parte 1: Una guía para escribir sobre números - Spanish translation kindly provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Spain (301Kb)

 Kako podacima dati smisao. Prvi dio: Priručnik za pisanje o brojevima - Croatian translation kindly provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics (1.6Mb)

データを有意義なものとするために. パート1: 数字についてのストーリーを書くための手引- Japanese translation kindly provided by Japanese Bureau of Statistics (756Kb)

Print copies of the English version are available free of charge and can be requested by email to support.stat@unece.org, indicating the publication title, language version and postal address.

Part 2: A guide to presenting statistics

The second guide provides guidelines and examples on preparing effective tables, charts and maps, and using other forms of visualizations to make data meaningful. It also offers advice on how to avoid bad or misleading visual presentations.

 Making Data Meaningful. Part 2: A guide to presenting statistics (2Mb)

 Cómo hacer comprensibles los datos. Parte 2: Una guía para presentar estadísticas - Spanish translation kindly provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Spain (1.3Mb)

 Kako podacima dati smisao. Drugi dio: Priručnik za prikazivanje statistike - Croatian translation kindly provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics (2.4Mb)

データを有意義なものとするために. パート2: 統計を表現するための手引- Japanese translation kindly provided by Japanese Bureau of Statistics (2.218Kb)

Print copies of the English version are available free of charge and can be requested by email to support.stat@unece.org, indicating the publication title, language version and postal address.

Part 3: A guide to communicating with the media

The third guide aims to help producers of statistics find the best way to get their message across and to communicate effectively with the media. It contains suggestions, guidelines and examples.

Making Data Meaningful. Part 3: A guide to communicating with the media (533 Kb)

Cómo hacer comprensibles los datos.Parte 3: Una guía para la comunicación con los medios - Spanish translation kindly provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Spain (264 KB)

Kako podacima dati smisao. TREĆI DIO. Priručnik za komuniciranje s medijima - Croatian translation kindly provided by Croatian Bureau of Statistics (4.6 MB)

パート3 メディアと意思疎通を図るための手引 Japanese translation kindly provided by Japanese Bureau of Statistics (725 Kb)

The print copies of the English version are available free of charge and can be requested by email to support.stat@unece.org, indicating the publication title, language version and postal address.

Part 4: A guide to improving statistical literacy (Final Draft)

This new volume of Making Data Meaningful provides an overview of current initiatives and define strategies for improving the statistical literacy of different user groups.

Making Data Meaningful. Part 4: A guide to improving statistical literacy