Length (methodology file): 500 words (± 10%).
Minimum Sources: 4
This assignment is about putting together what you did in your previous three written assignments and showing it through effective data visualization. You will produce an infographic through the tool of your choice to show the findings of your Problem Definition, Policy Alternatives and Policy Solutions papers. You can use online tools such as http://piktochart.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , http://infogr.am (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , https://venngage.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., https://www.canva.com/create/infographics/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , https://www.easel.ly/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , https://www.visme.co/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or you can use programs such as Keynote or PowerPoint.
Please take a look at this link if you need additional free resources: https://themefurnace.com/blog/free-infographics-tools/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
In addition to your infographic, you will produce a document (methodology file) where you briefly explain your selection of data for your infographic and report your data sources.
Infographic requirements Include a very brief (max two-three lines of text) description of the policy problem. Show the data to convince the reader that it is a problem. Include a very brief description of your best policy solution. Show the data that supports your solution. If available, show the best piece of data that goes against your preferred solution. Include the references to your source at the bottom of the infographic. Upload a link to the infographic to Canvas. Make sure it is visible from a computer other than yours. Please export your infographic to a PDF, JPG or PNG file and upload it to Canvas.
Methodology requirements Explain the process behind your selection of sources: the ones you picked, the ones you left out of your infographic and why. Remember: 4 (four) minimum sources. Explain why you think they are reliable or, if you think they are somewhat biased, explain what kind of bias they can have. Include a full list of the sources you have considered (data sources list), split between the ones you included in the infographic file and the ones you did NOT include in it. Include a web link to your infographic online (as from the instruction above, make sure it is visible from a computer other than yours.
Methodology file: you are free to choose your font, spacing and other features of formatting. Your only constraint is a one-inch margin minimum throughout your document.
Data sources list: you are free to choose whichever bibliographic format you prefer (APA, MLA, etc.) as long as you include all the relevant information. That includes author, year, title, source, web link (when applicable). A simple list of links is NOT acceptable.