Analyzing & Visualizing Data – Discussion

Assignment 1:

After reading Challenger Analysis in Tufte’s article, briefly describe why YOU believe the Challenger accident occurred.

Also, answer the following questions:

  • Was the Challenger accident preventable? 
  • What specific factors led to the accident that YOU believe is relevant to this course?
  • What are your expectations for this course?

Reply Post

When replying to a classmate, offer your opinion on what they posted.

Using at least 3 – 5 sentences, explain the strengths and/or weaknesses of your peer’s evaluation.

Assignment 2: 

Expand upon your week 1 discussion posts and in a 3 page double spaced, APA formated document, describing the specific aspects from the Challenger accident that helps us better understand the importance of effective data visualization. 

Also, complete the following activity:

  • Re-create at least 1 visual aid from Tufte’s article that you believe would better describe the dangers surrounding the launch.
  • Expound upon Richard Feynman’s congressional investigation and articulate a better argument as to the cause of the accident.
  • What did you learn from this case study?

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