Basic databases in Google Flourish and other tools
Do you have a dataset you want to feature in your article as a table or a searchable database? There are a few easy tools to help you show your work: Google Flourish, Airtable and Tableizer.
Links to tools:
Google Flourish (set up a free account prior): https://flourish.studio/
Data to Build the Tables and Databases
COVID-19 Cases/Deaths by County: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/114DjZZqJFxoOV_4lxgyzDH9X-kveXDOH/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=101717595278789621083&rtpof=true
Football Coach Salaries: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10UnuNnB0McI_g2Qhxl91GRp_ZQ3i-0AU
Link to PowerPoint: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kP6atqFTMi9kwq-PuWBnNky_pXMAaTN5/edit?usp=drive_web&ouid=101717595278789621083&rtpof=true
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Microsoft Excel 05 – What if
The more data you have, the more questions you will have about it, and the more answers it can provide. Excel has a variety of conditional formulas that let you evaluate subsets of your data to find the stories to tell: If…Then formulas; Conditional Functions; XLOOKUP; Array Functions.