Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SciAm visualizes the PhD gender gap

Scientific American has just published an interactive visualization titled ‘How Nations Fare in PhDs by Sex.’ I'm still exploring it, but there are many things that I like about it already. To begin with, the filters in the drop-down menu on top, or the fact that we can sort the countries in different ways with the buttons underneath the chart. And the bubbles yes, I do like bubbles (no matter what you may have heard out there) when they are well used: Never for accurate comparisons, but to offer a general idea of what the data looks like.

Periscopic designed the graphic, and the research was done by Amanda Hobbs.