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Sheila B. Robinson on the Top 10 aea365 Posts of 2013!

Hello! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with the Top 10 aea365 posts of 2013!

Enough time has passed that we can now take a look at the top 10 most-read non-staff aea365 posts from 2013 according to our feedburner statistics.

Lesson Learned: Here’s what people were reading in 2013:

  1. Marc Wheeler and Salem Valentino on Using Infographics to Communicate Evaluation Findings: the Experience of Two Evaluators (May 21, 2013)
  2. Chris Metzner on Presentation Blues… and Reds and Yellows (September 16, 2013)
  3. Elissa Schloesser on 5 Steps for Translating Evaluation Findings into Infographics (January 21, 2013)
  4. Shirah Hecht on Common Desktop Software for Qualitative Data Analysis Part I: Pivot Tables in Excel: Open-Ended Survey Responses and Focus Group Comments (September 17, 2013)
  5. Linda Scheu and Angela Baldasare on Using Good Presentation Principles to Increase Potential Impact (January 31, 2013)
  6. DVR Week: Jennifer Bain on Creating Attractive Charts in Excel Every Time With Chart Templates (June 26, 2013)
  7. DVR Week: Miranda Yates Using Data Visualization to Keep Your Logic Model Front and Center (June 25, 2013)
  8. Sean Alan Levin on Asana for Free Project Management and To Do Lists (January 29, 2013)
  9. CP TIG Week: Helen Singer, Sally Thigpen, and Natalie Wilkins on Understanding Evidence: CDC’s Interactive Tool to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making (August 27, 2013)
  10. Kim Snyder, Rene Lavinghouze, and Patricia Rieker on Program Infrastructure – The Left Hand Side of the Logic Model (March 25, 2013)

Hot Tip: If you haven’t done so already, why not check out what everyone’s reading?

Cool Trick: Want a chance to see your name in this list a year from now? It could happen! Send me a note of interest at I’d love to hear from you.

Congratulations to our Top 10 authors and many thanks to them for their wonderful contributions.

*A very special thank you to Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director Emeritus, and current contributing editor at for helping extract the data for this post!

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