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Creating Dashboards with Google Data Studio

Use this guide to follow along during DML's Google Data Studio Workshop

Evidence map for acupuncture and pain

Evidence maps are created through systematic searching of a defined topic area. The goal of an evidence map is to facilitate evidence-based decision making and identify gaps in knowledge and future research needs. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create an interactive evidence map in Data Studio. We will create a visualization similar to this published map on acupuncture and pain management using made up data. 

acupuncture and pain evidence map

Hempel S, Taylor SL, Solloway MR, et al. Evidence Map of Acupuncture [Internet]. Washington (DC): Department of Veterans Affairs (US); 2014 Jan. EVIDENCE MAP OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN. Available from: