Data Visualization and Reporting

SEA Affiliate Week: “Jazzing Up” Evaluation Reports by Rhonda Williams

Hello! My name is Rhonda Williams, and I am a Research and Evaluation Analyst for Region 10 Education Service Center. I provide internal program evaluations in addition to external research and evaluation services for our partner school districts. I was inspired by Ann K. Emery’s, A Two-Hour Turnaround: How to Transform a Text-Heavy Report into …

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7 Tips To Get Started with Data Visualization by Sara Vaca

Hi, dear readers! I’m Sara Vaca (independent consultant and Data Visualization lover, Saturday eventual contributor to this blog) and I thought of starting the year by sharing tips about something people sometimes ask me. Leason Learned: Becoming slightly obsessed with something helps. I discovered Dataviz in 2011 while I started on Twitter, during a maternity …

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Evaluation Reporting with Adobe Spark by Ouen Hunter and Emma Perk

Hi! We are; Ouen Hunter (student at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, IDPE), Emma Perk (The Evaluation Center), and Michael Harnar (Assistant Professor at the IDPE) from Western Michigan University. Recently, we used Photovoice in our evaluation of an Upward Bound program and wanted to share how we reported our findings using the cost-free version …

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DVR TIG Week: Dashboarding for continuous improvement: a preview of an upcoming field guide by Veronica S. Smith

My name is Veronica S. Smith. I am founder and principal of data2insight–a consultancy with the imperative to help people use data to create high performing teams and solve the complex problems of our age. I coined the term ‘dashboarding’ in a chapter of a 2013 New Directions for Evaluation volume on data visualization. Dashboarding …

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DVR TIG Week: Speaking Truth to Power Through Data Visualization: Strategies for Engaging, Designing, and Sustaining Success by Robert Blagg, Todd Franke, and Jonathan Litt

Hello! Robert Blagg, Todd Franke, and Jonathan Litt, of UCLA’s Agile Visual Analytics Lab (AVAL) here to share some lessons learned, hot tips, and rad resources related to speaking truth to powerful stakeholders through data visualization. Our successful engagement of powerful stakeholders around data visualization, designing utilization-focused visuals, and ensuring use and sustainability of data …

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DVR TIG Week: TIG Data Visualization by Fiona Remnant

Hello! I’m Fiona Remnant, founder of a small UK social enterprise set up to continue developing and applying QuIP – a new qualitative social impact assessment tool, from research conducted in the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath. The problem? The QuIP team have been experimenting with a form of ‘goal-free’ evaluation …

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DVR TIG week: Conveying Constituent Voice: Two New Data Viz Techniques to Try by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Hi, my name is Elizabeth DiLuzio. I’m an evaluation and learning specialist passionate about telling an organization’s story with data, and I’m the Manager of Evaluation and Learning at Good Shepherd Services in New York City. Today, I want to share two data visualization techniques that can enable you to report about your constituents in …

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DVR TIG Week: Meet Them Where They Are: Adjusting Data Visualization to Resonate with K–12 Evaluation Stakeholders by Rachel L. Schechter

My name is  Rachel Schechter, Director of Research at Lexia Learning Systems LLC, A Rosetta Stone company. At Lexia, our mission is to improve student literacy by leveraging technology to personalize learning and simplify the use of data to drive instruction. The research team at Lexia is committed to evaluating the efficacy and validity of …

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DVR TIG Week: Turning Reports into Stories by John Nash, Jenny Lyons, and Kasey Gordon

We’re John Nash, Chair, and Jenny Lyons, Co-Chair, from the Data Visualization and Reporting TIG. We have a great week planned!   We want to lay down some simple truth talk: communicating findings and data is not easy work. We probably don’t need to tell you the current landscape of reporting is not wonderful. There …

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How Miriam’s Kitchen (a non-profit) is overcoming challenges of building a truthful evaluation practice by Andrea Scallon

Hi! I’m Andrea Scallon, the ME&L Officer at Miriam’s Kitchen – working to end chronic homelessness in DC. In 2015, the Performance Management (PM) department was created with a focus of helping programs determine goals, reporting on progress, and facilitate learning. While there was excitement about how data could help fuel the organization’s mission, there …

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