FRED Interactive: Interpreting Units

The storytelling purpose of a particular data visualization dictates the choice of units. Changing the units of the data helps tell the story behind the numbers. In this interactive lesson, students learn about the different data units available in FRED, which they can use to create customized data transformations.

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Related: Data Units in FRED, Page One Economics Data Primer Series, simple, short overview of a data-related topic that offers students an opportunity to use close reading strategies.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics Data Literacy
Concepts: Employment Inflation/Deflation
Resource Types: Data Charts/Graphs Online Module
Languages: English
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