Data Visualization and Reporting

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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IED UN Week: Marvelous Methods! By Pankaj Verma

My name is Pankaj Verma and I work as an Evaluation Officer in IED. Yesterday’s post was about how we scope our evaluations in IED. Today is all about our methods. In the past, methodology usually fell under two broad approaches: qualitative and quantitative. A third approach, mixed-methods, is often used by researchers and evaluators …

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AZENet Week: Revisiting Dataviz & Reporting Fundamentals by Deven Wisner

Hello! I’m Deven Wisner, Consultant for Empact Solutions and Wisner Analytics, LLC. I’m also the Communications Chair for the Arizona Evaluation Network. As we think about fundamentals in evaluation, we can’t forget data visualization and reporting (DVR). In fact, if you ask me, that’s where the FUN in fundamental comes in! Realizing that capacity and …

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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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