I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. What a great week of content on Data Visualization and Reporting (DVR)! Thanks to everyone who contributed, commented, and collaborated to make it happen. I’m excited to explore the breadth and depth of DVR resources and believe that this is a fantastic addition to AEA’s cadre of 40+ Topical Interest Groups.
Cool Trick: Sponsored by our colleagues in the DVR TIG, we’re hosting aea365’s first drawing! To enter, all you have to do, by midnight on Thursday, February 17, in any time zone, is to add a note to the comments section of this post that includes:
- A link to a data visualization that you believe is either particularly strong or weak, and
- A sentence or two explaining what you believe makes it so good or so bad.
Your example doesn’t have to be from your own work (but it can) and can come from any source as long as the visualization is publicly accessible on the web. You don’t have to be a member of AEA (but if you aren’t, wouldn’t you like to join?) to enter or win. If you are receiving this via email, just click back to http://aea365.org/blog/?p=2733 and scroll down for comments.
One entry per person please (although you are welcome to comment on each other’s suggestions all you wish)! We will randomly select two winners from all those who add a comment with a visualization link. Each will receive a copy of Rosalie Torres, Hallie Preskill, and Mary Piontek’s Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting thanks to Torres, Preskill, and Piontek and our colleagues at SAGE publications (note, if you don’t have a copy, this is definitely worth a read – even if you don’t win…).
The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Data Visualization and Reporting Week with our colleagues in the new DVR AEA Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from our DVR members and you may wish to consider subscribing to our weekly headlines and resources list where we’ll be highlighting DVR resources. 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.