Visualizing the academic job market
The following images were created in Tableau, an analytics platform for visualizing data. The data was taken from the H-Net Job Guide database for the years 2011 to 2018. The independent variable given was the number of job postings. After exploring and formatting the data set, we chose to focus on the most reliable data which includes postdate, institution name, country/state, and area of study ("Primary Category"). Expanding on our data set, we created two additional categories: academic consortium and regional accreditation.
The H-Net Data source, which we originally recieved as an Excel spreadsheet, was found to have several inconsistencies that, if left unchecked, would lead to misleading represenations. While the data was not perfectly corrected, we found the last iteration to be filled with the least amount of uncertainties and deviations.