Skip main navigation

Optional Project Task: Visualising relationships

On this step you'll using the data you prepared earlier to create visualisations to identify patterns and trends in the areas you’re investigating.

In this topic you’ve seen how visualisations can be used to spot patterns and trends in data. Now it’s your turn to apply this to your optional project with the flights data.

Using the data you prepared earlier, create visualisations to identify patterns and trends in the areas you’re investigating.

When you do this, consider which type of visualisation is most appropriate for the data you’re working with and the type of relationship you’re investigating. You should also think about what you’re looking for in the results.

At this point you’re only working with a sample of the data, so any results will need to be investigated further before reporting these back. You should still make a note of any patterns or trends you can identify at this point. You’ll use these to guide your second round of investigation using the full data set.

This article is from the free online

Excel for Data Analysis

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education