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discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
@krisgesling just a quick add to my comment just above. You might think it contradicts what I advised at May 03 12:04 :point_up:. For your first project I had the impression that you wanted to use colours to represent the differences between several different variables at the same time. Blue for countries with the largest amount of males, yellow for intermediate, etc. I might have it wrong.
Still, the fact is that the colour variation make more sense specially if what you want to represent is a gradient. A nice example is your most recent map: a colour gradient representing ranges of number of participants.
What your map is probably not showing is your story. If what you want to represent is the amount of minorities that participated in the survey, I would suggest that as the main colouring aspect of your map. The rest of the information (example how many respondents per country) is possibly marginal.
In my opinion, your story would be more interesting if you not only tell about the proportion of minorities claiming to filling in the questionnaire: it would be great if you can add information about their coding aspirations, resources they use, or perhaps salary expectations.
My personal opinion is that highlighting minorities by excluding majorities is as unfair as the opposite: I would suggest to prepare maps for female, male, or non-(fe)-male alike. An impartial view allows for discussion and observations.
Hope this helps!
@krisgesling if you don't want to use the "Others" label then try an acronym and in some corner of the map try a legend explaining what means?
Your final work looks nicer! I don't still feel that the pie is adding info though...
I can tell you what I see:
Thinking... suppose that you have some data pre-digested as above. Could that work to guide user's information discovery even though it is a bit prescriptive? Let's say as a user I select to check the Affirmation 2: the map could highlight all countries that show over 80% and those which don't. Those countries that are exceptional should be highlighted apart...
The Affirmation 4 or 5 can also allows for highlighting (or opacity...). Etc.
@krisgesling I am just giving you ideas, please be free to select your way according to your interests and possibilities. No pressure! :)
Obs: a legend should be introduced at some point for sure...
And the borders between countries... I hope you can find a solution...