Monday, October 20, 2014

Quoctrung Bui's "Who's in the office? The American workday in one graph"

Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR
Bui, reporting for NPR, shares an interactive graphs that demonstrates when people in different career fields are at the office. Via drop down menus, you can compare the standard work days of a variety of different fields (here, "Food Preparation and Serving" versus "All Jobs").

If you scoff at pretty visualizations and want to sink your teeth into the data yourself, may I suggest the original government report entitled, "American Time Use Survey" or a related publication by Kawaguci, Lee, & Hamermesh, 2013.

Demonstrates: Biomodal data, data distribution, variability, work-life balance, different work shifts.