Data Visualization and Reporting

CREATE Week: Creating Evaluation Reports that are 508 Compliant by Stacy Leggett

Hello, my name is Stacy Leggett, and I am a professor at Western Kentucky University.  I also serve on the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (CREATE) Board.  I work with educational leaders primarily in Kentucky.  In evaluating and writing reports to be posted on the web, I have learned some lessons …

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AaEa Week: Data Party Prep 101: data placemat and facilitation guide tips for throwing a successful data party by Omoshalewa Bamkole and Caitlin McColloch

Hi! We’re Omoshalewa Bamkole and Caitlin McColloc, Evaluation Fellows in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously we shared how DSEPD used data parties to encourage participation in evaluation. In this post, we dive into …

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Visualizing Your Data: Google’s (free) Data Studio by David Fetterman

Hello! I’m David Fetterman, President & CEO, Fetterman & Associates, and past-president of the American Evaluation Association. The message is loud and clear. Stephanie Evergreen, Sheila Robinson, and a host of our esteemed data presentation infographics and data visualization rock stars have effectively communicated: visualizing your data is here to stay. It is useful as …

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Using the Google Search Engine to Find and Get Data: From Filetype to Public Data Explorer by David Fetterman

Hello! I’m David Fetterman, President & CEO, Fetterman & Associates. Did you know that you can use Google for more than your everyday topic searches? You can use it to find, access, and download data in formats that enable you to sort, analyze, and present in an effective manner. Filetype.  For example, you can find …

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Inspiring data excitement at Evaluation 2019 by Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo

Hi! We are Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo at Professional Data Analysts (PDA), a public health evaluation firm based in Minneapolis, MN. We look forward to meeting many of you at the annual AEA conference this week! Have you ever had that feeling of sheer giddiness when you get your first peek …

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My Favorite Features In Powerpoint And Illustrator for Creating Visuals by Sara Vaca

Hi there! I’m Sara Vaca (frequent Saturday contributor to this blog), independent consultant, and I recently started working for ImpactMapper as the Evaluation and Client Success Manager. As many of you know, since 2011, rather than English, I use Data Visualization as my second language (my first language is text 😉 ). Early on, I …

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Visualizing results from an evaluative rubric, Part II by Stephanie Chasteen

I’m Stephanie Chasteen, an external evaluator on NSF-funded projects aiming to improve STEM education at the university level. This is part 2 of a 2-part series on evaluative rubrics. In yesterday’s post, I shared how I developed an analytic rubric to evaluate program structures. In today’s post, I’ll share how we produced meaningful visuals of …

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Visualizing results from an evaluative rubric, Part I by Stephanie Chasteen

I’m Stephanie Chasteen, an external evaluator on NSF-funded projects aiming to improve STEM education at the university level. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on evaluative rubrics. In today’s post I’ll talk about how we developed the rubric. Tomorrow I’ll share how we created visuals from the rubric data to inform action steps. …

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Some R Packages, Tips, and Tools for Getting Started on Your Next Project by Jennifer Dolatshahi

I’m Jennifer Dolatshahi, an evaluator at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to my evaluation activities, I also teach internal workshops on beginner and intermediate R. No matter how many other programs cross my desk, R remains one of my favorite tools for data manipulation, analysis, visualization, reporting, etc. …

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