This spring, the Walker Management Library, in cooperation with Owen’s Career Management Center and the Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) Office, hosted a program on the data visualization software Tableau for the Owen community. The final two-hour workshop was held on April 15th.
Attendees worked independently through a self-paced O’Reilly for Higher Education course, Hands-On Visual Analysis with Tableau 10.X with Govind Acharya. Participants were provided with business-focused data and problem sets. During the workshop, students met with librarian instructors to review problem sets and discuss best practices in data visualization.
Tableau’s transformation of raw data into visual data models has made it an invaluable resource for business intelligence and data analytics. Some of the largest companies in the world utilize Tableau for modeling data for decision-making. Tableau is also a valuable tool for smaller companies without dedicated analytics teams.
The O’Reilly for Higher Education platform offers an extensive array of resources including books and videos for self-guided training in Tableau. Vanderbilt students can read popular e-books such as Practical Tableau and Innovative Tableau and watch video series that incorporate Tableau like Data Visualization Solutions for Beginners.