Data Visualization and Reporting

Using a Journalism Model for Evaluation Reporting by Amanda Kelley Corbin

Hi there, my name is Amanda Kelley Corbin. I am an evaluation analyst at The Human Development Institute (HDI), Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Kentucky. We help to improve lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community. Before becoming an evaluator, I received an MFA in fiction …

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DVR TIG Week: Lessons from Instilling a Data Viz Culture by Rocele Estanislao

Greetings from Los Angeles! My name is Rocele Estanislao and I have worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for over 20 years in program evaluation and data management. I have also had the opportunity to use data visualization in various organizations as a way to shift organizational culture in using data and, at the …

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DVR TIG Week: Breaking the Data Viz and Reporting Rules by Tatiana Masters

Hi, I’m Tatiana Masters of Evaluation Specialists. We help community-based prevention, health promotion, education, and social service programs use research and evaluation to do the most for good. What’s on my mind today is tables. We’re often coached to avoid these dense blocks of numbers. but I’ve come around to thinking that sometimes tables are …

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DVR TIG Week: Location Location: Data Storytelling with Maps by Andrea Miller

I’m Andrea Miller, a hiker and kayaker often disguised as an Evaluation and Analytics consultant. I work in partnership with community-based organizations, municipalities, and state and federal agencies who are concerned with mental health, public health, and housing/homelessness.  I think a lot about the meaning and significance of place, and the solid ground it can …

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DVR TIG Week: Interactive Dashboards in Excel: A Cost Effective, Easy-to-Learn Alternative by Shelly Engelman & Tom Withee

Hello all! This is Shelly Engelman and Tom Withee, and we love communicating stories with data and data visualizations. Like many trying out data viz, we initially hopped on the bandwagon with several Business Intelligence platforms. However, we quickly ran into several of the following impediments: Too time-consuming to generate dashboards for one-off surveys Too …

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DVR TIG Week: Shifting Data Visualization Feedback From Criticism to Curiosity by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim (she/her) of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. I am an evaluation consultant helping organizations build their evaluation capacity and tell their story through data. I am also President Elect of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). Years ago, when I first learned about data visualization, I went all in. I …

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DVR TIG Week: A Sensory Immersion Experience with Data Visualization by Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla

  Hello AEA365 community! I am Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla, Data Research Analyst in the Office of Student Affairs Assessment at Binghamton University.  Before the onset of the pandemic, I had been thinking about data visualization for the blind or vision impaired. Indisputably, applying the common practice of adding image captions to data visualizations is a great …

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Happy Pi(e) Day! Here’s When Pie Charts are Okay (Seriously) by Ann K. Emery

It’s March 14th, which means… Happy Pi(e) Day! Hi, it’s Ann K. Emery, dataviz designer at Depict Data Studio. Let’s celebrate pie charts for what they’re great at—displaying two-slice overviews. Then, let’s brainstorm ideas for soaring beyond pies. Lessons Learned: Seven Guidelines for Using Pie Charts “Never use pie charts!” That’s only half-true. Pie charts …

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AZENet Week: The Value of Ongoing Evaluation Reporting by Tabitha Cox

Hi! I’m Tabitha Cox, BA, a public policy grad student at Arizona State University. I recently finished a program evaluation course, and I’m suddenly very interested in what evaluation has to offer. For me, the central take-away of program evaluation is that evaluation is not an outsider coming in, taking information into the back room, …

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CEA Affiliate Week: How To Show The Real People Behind The Data by Amelia Kohm

I am Amelia Kohm, Ph.D.,  the founder of Data Viz for Nonprofits (DVN) in Chicago. DVN helps organizations to effectively and beautifully present their data on websites, reports, slide decks, interactive data dashboards and more. Data visualizations can provide something that photos and case studies—for all of their visceral appeal—cannot. Context. Charts, maps, and graphs …

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