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Our shiny app has hit a prototype release milestone!
As part of the research project we wish to build a visualisation tool to provide overview and insights into the trends and distributions of academisation and educational inclusion in England. We build this visualisation tool using these amazing technologies:
In this blog post I will walk through the design of the shiny app and discuss the major features of the app.
Topic 1: Primary dashboard
The primary dashboard is intended to provide a quick overview of the statistics, and this is the default view you see when you visit the Shiny app:
Settings in the
Global settings can be used to update the statistics in
the dashboard (you can also navigate to other topics using this sidebar):
Topic 2: Time series trends
The second topic aims to provide more details about the trends of academisation and educational inclusion over the sample periods. By default the plots shown are for all England, and using the settings you can limit the time series plots to Region / Local Authority / Parliamentary Constituency level respectively.
Facetted by school types will display the plots for all
Topic 3: Breakdown by region
The third topic provides in depth view to regional breakdowns of
academisation or educational inclusion.
By default you will see an empty map as the map is not initialised yet, and
Render map will render a map on academisation or
You can choose the map to be rendered on Local Authority level (default) or Parliamentary Constituency level:
Dual map mode!
This is done by ticking
Render a second map in
Using dual map mode you can compare regional breakdowns of academisation
and educational inclusion side by side:
Or compare the same breakdown from different time periods:
Check out this Shiny app here!