Data Visualization and Reporting

LAWG Week: Graphical Excellence by Douglas Clay

Hello, and welcome to Cleveland!  I’m Douglas Clay, a longtime Cleveland resident and evaluator with Candor Consulting.  I focus on data analysis and assessment training mostly with K-12 schools.  I’ve been in Cleveland long enough to remember when the Browns were a winning team, when the shopping centers were steel mills, and trendy Tremont was …

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Conducting Evaluations and Writing Reports: Same Object, Two Different Realms by Sara Vaca

Hi, I’m Sara Vaca, independent evaluator working in international development evaluation, helping Sheila curate this blog and being a Saturday contributor, and I want to share with you a short reflection on something that is bugging me lately. Conducting an evaluation is a process: a rich, participatory, multi-partner, multidimensional process, that has to be later …

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Visualizing Meeting Outcomes: Using Data Visualization for Networking and Professional Organizations by Anthony Oboh and Sy Islam

Hello, we’re Anthony Oboh, an I/O Psychology Doctoral candidate at Keiser University and Consulting Research Intern, and Sy Islam, Principal Consultant with Talent Metrics, a data-driven consulting firm. It is often said, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and that means using visuals can help people understand data more effectively. At Talent Metrics, we …

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Translating Data into Consumable Infographics for Decision-Makers by Katherine Bergmann and Eryn Collins

Hello from Katherine Bergmann and Eryn Collins from Choices Coordinated Care Solutions, a national non-profit organization that supports individuals with significant behavioral and emotional challenges in community settings. We accomplish this by using evidence-informed methods that build on the strengths of those individuals and everyone involved. Data drives our focus on effectiveness and efficiency at …

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Facilitating the Use of Evaluations by Sara Vaca

Hi, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant, helping Sheila curate this blog and occasional Saturday contributor. I haven’t been an evaluator for a long time (about 5 years now), but I have facilitated or been part of 16 evaluations, so I start getting over the initial awe of the exercise, and I am starting to be …

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SEA PD Week: Visualizing Evaluation Findings Using Infographics by Gaelyn West

Hi all! My name is Gaelyn West and I serve as the State Government Representative and Board Member for the Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA). My work experience includes program evaluation, strategic planning, and grant development in state government. One of the most important tasks that evaluators face is relaying their evaluation findings to a lay …

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GEDI Week: Cultural Considerations in Data Visualization: A GEDI Take by Mike Osiemo Mwirigi and Glen Acheampong

Hello from two scholars and two coasts! We are Mike Osiemo Mwirigi, MS, and Glen Acheampong, MPP. During our GEDI program year, we learned that evaluators and stakeholders are increasing their use of visuals to present data. Data visualization pioneers in evaluation have pointed out that a good visual can make evaluation results more user …

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Using Theatre to Share Evaluation Findings With a Wider Community by Carolyn Camman, Christopher Cook, Andrew Leyland, Suzie O’Shea, and Angela Towle

Hello! We are Carolyn Camman, Christopher Cook, Andrew Leyland, Suzie O’Shea, and Angela Towle of the UBC Learning Exchange, which is a little bit of the University of British Columbia in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). It’s a bridge for mutual understanding and learning between the University and a neighbourhood rich in community, …

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¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Week: Using Infographics to Disseminate Key Findings by Rose Hennessy

Greetings! I’m Rose Hennessy, Adjunct Professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and a Doctoral Student at the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, both at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In teaching Program Evaluation to MSW students, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Jennifer Grove and Mo Lewis at the …

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Making Stories Stick: The Power of Visualisation When Communicating with Young Evaluation Professionals by Antonina Rishko-Porcescu, Khalil Bitar and Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

Hello, AEA365 readers! We are Antonina Rishko-Porcescu (Ukraine), Khalil Bitar (Palestine/Germany) and Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead (USA), from EvalYouth, a global, multi-stakeholders partnership which promotes young and emerging evaluators to become future leaders in evaluation.  Antonina is leader of an EvalYouth task force; Khalil is Vice-Chair of EvalYouth and Bianca is Co-Chair of the network.  We are …

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