I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s current Lead Volunteer Curator, and a huge Stephanie Evergreen fan.
Rad Resource: I’m thrilled to report that SAGE Publications just released Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact. The book is already a success, as it is sold out on Amazon (at the time of this writing), and a single reviewer shares, “I am confident that this book is amazing. I can’t say for sure, because it sold out so quick that I don’t have a copy yet, but that’s just another indicator of how great I know it will be.” I wholeheartedly agree. And apparently, so does Amazon, where the book is #1 in “Hot New Releases in Social Science Research!
As a long-time reader of Stephanie’s blog at Evergreen Data, I’m drawn to her wonderfully informative, engaging, and entertaining posts. Stephanie brings a strong background in evaluation to the field of information design and her light-hearted writing style is appealing to those who dabble or dwell in the world of data visualization.
Hot Tip: I have a little insider knowledge to share: There will be copies available at the SAGE Publications vendor table in Washington, DC at Evaluation 2013. I’m sure to be at the table while the rep is unpacking boxes to ensure I go home with my copy, so don’t try to get in line ahead of me! However, there is another way…YOU can win one of two copies of Presenting Data Effectively, graciously provided by Stephanie Evergreen and our wonderful colleagues at SAGE Publications. And it’s easy – here’s how to win:
1. Find a published evaluation report that includes data visualization and is available online.
2. Post the link to it in the comments for this post with a sentence or two noting why you believe it either presents data effectively, or could use some “brushing up.” Be nice and professional, please, if you offer suggestions for improvement.
We’ll all be inspired by one another’s comments, and we’ll draw at random two names from among comments posted on or before Friday, October 25, and send each a free copy of Presenting Data Effectively. Anyone is welcome to enter, but only one entry per person please!
Hot Tip: Check out Evergreen Data blog to learn about data visualization and information design so that you can find an evaluation report, submit your critique and win your own copy of the book!
Alternative Hot Tip: If you are not one of the lucky two, you can certainly order a copy of Presenting Data Effectively from our partners at SAGE Publications.
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