Welcome! I’m Ann Emery, Co-Chair of the Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group (“DVR TIG”). It seems only fitting to tell you more about the DVR TIG through, well, data visualization and reporting! Some highlights:
- AEA has 48 topical interest groups. They specialize in everything from quantitative methods to advocacy evaluation to data visualization.
- The Nonprofits and Foundations TIG is the largest, with 1,290 members in 2014. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues TIG is the smallest, with 115 members. The DVR TIG falls in the middle, with 821 members this year.
- 3 out of 4 DVR TIG members are women.
- Most of the DVR TIG members–92%–have a master’s degree or higher.
- 28 different countries are represented in the DVR TIG. Roughly 9 out of 10 members are from the United States.
- The DVR TIG members work in a variety of settings: in nonprofits (33%), private businesses (26%), colleges and universities (26%), federal, state, and local agencies (12%), and school systems (4%).
What about demographic patterns over time? And how does the DVR TIG compare to other TIGs, or to AEA as a whole? This analysis is just the beginning. If you dig deeper into the data, let me know! I look forward to seeing what you find. Have you displayed evaluation findings through a dataviz video like this? How’d it go? I storyboard portions of my workshops and webinars to grab the audience’s attention (especially at the beginning and end of a presentation) and to offer step-by-step explanations of complex charts and diagrams. Do you have questions about how I designed this video? Want to make your own? Share your questions and comments below, or connect with me through @annkemery or annkemery.com. The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Data Visualization and Reporting (DVR) Week with our colleagues in the DVR Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from DVR TIG members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to email@example.com. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.