Serial question analysis instructions
Your final project is to consider a theme or question that recurs across many issues of the Egyptian Gazette.
Part of your work is to compose a serial question that makes sense and can be answered by the dataset. Explain this question (supplying, for instance, the xpath formula you will use), and explain how you extract the results. For guidance on queries, consult the tutorial.
To consult previous serial analysis projects, see this directory.
How do I format my serial analysis?
Use a header containing these lines. Supply the title, your name, and the date:
--- title: "YourTitle" authors: [YourName] date: YYYY-MM-DDD categories: [analysis] ---
Name this file
What about images?
Please produce data visualization(s) to accompany your analysis.
You may use a variety of tools:
How do I show these visualizations in my markdown page?
The easiest thing to do is to take a screenshot and include the static image using markdown’s code:
If, however, you have produced an interactive visualization using Tableau or Google Charts, you need to do two things to embed data visualizations in your markdown github pages.
1. Host the visualization:
Upload your workbook to Tableau Public’s server. Use the “server” drop down menu and follow instructions. You will need to sign up for an online account, and you might have to save your dataset.
For Google Charts:
2. Embed the visualization:
A complete version of embedding instructions is included in this excellent tutorial. Briefly, you need to click the share icon at the bottom right hand side of your web-hosted visualization. Take the link that it offers and paste it into this code:
<iframe src="https://public.tableau.com/views/YOURURLHERE?:showVizHome=no&:embed=true" align="center" width="90%" height="500"></iframe>
YOURURLHERE part, include everything to the right of
views/ and to the left of the question mark. Your line should look something like this:
<iframe src="https://public.tableau.com/views/MESAPresentation/Honorifics?:showVizHome=no&:embed=true" align="center" width="90%" height="500"></iframe>.) Paste this code into your markdown file.
For Google Charts:
Place the following bit of code in a markdown file, and your visualization should appear:
<iframe src="your-githack-link" width="90%" height="400"/>
How do I submit my individual project?
Fork the analysis repository. Then, make a folder called named
19-analysis-yourSurname and add it to this fork. Add your analysis text file (named
index.md) to this folder, as well as your images. Make sure that you have no spaces in your file names–use dashes instead. Once your folder is complete, send a pull request. Do this at least twice: first you’ve finished a draft, and a second time once you’ve completed your analysis. It is fine to do it more often too, sending partial material or drafts. I will make comments, and you can revise them.
How do we submit our group work?
One member of the group should add a folder named
19-analysis-yourGroupTopic to their fork of the analysis repository. This folder should be structured the same as the individual project: an
index.md file and image files. In the
author: line of the markdown header, list all members of the group.