data visualization

Refining Theories of Change by Sara Vaca and Lovely Dhillon

Hi, I am Sara Vaca (Independent Evaluator and Saturday’s contributor to this blog), and today I am sharing part of the work Lovely Dhillon (Jodevi Consulting) and I have been doing on regarding Theories of Change. Since Theories of Change (ToCs) are having a lot of attention lately, we wanted to share our learning and …

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Using Canva for Social Media by Jayne Corso

Hello, my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Posting on multiple social media sites requires good imagery, and on a low budget this can be tough. Images make your content eye-catching and can even add context to a post. On all channels, posting with images out preforms those without images. …

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Liz Zadnik with Favorites from Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data

Happy Saturday everyone!  I’m Liz Zadnik, aea365’s Outreach Coordinator.  I have a bit of a confession to make, I may have set too high of a bar with myself – I expected to share reflections from each of the books on my reading list last year.  Definitely missed the mark.  I’m disappointed in myself, but …

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Memorial Week: Rodney Hopson on Remembering Asa G. Hilliard III (1933-2007), Pioneer in Cross-Cultural Evaluation

This is part of a series remembering and honoring evaluation pioneers leading up to Memorial Day in the USA (May 30). I am Rodney Hopson, Professor of Education Policy and Evaluation at George Mason University and former (2012) President of AEA. Asa G. Hillard III (Baffour Amankwatia II), is one of the evaluation pioneers documented …

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Best of aea365: Marc Wheeler and Salem Valentino on Using Infographics to Communicate Evaluation Findings: the Experience of Two Evaluators

Our names are Marc Wheeler and Salem Valentino and we are internal evaluators for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. There is a lot of buzz today about infographics.  Many of you may have thought about using infographics in your evaluation reports to try to translate your findings more effectively.  We recently took the plunge …

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GEDI Week: Erica Roberts on Organizational Culture and Internal Evaluation

Hello! I am Erica Blue Roberts, a graduate of the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program’s 2014-2015 cohort. Through the GEDI program I was an intern at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health (NCI/NIH) in the Office of Science Planning and Assessment (OSPA). OSPA is responsible for the development and coordination of NCI’s …

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TRE TIG Week: Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit on Translational Research and Evaluation of CDC’s Injury Control Research Centers

Hello! Our names are Natalie Wilkins and Brandon Nesbit and we are both evaluators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). One of the projects we provide evaluation support for is the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) program, funded through NCIPC. This has …

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EEE Week: Brigitte Scott on Data Visualization for Extension Evaluation

My name is Brigitte Scott and I am the Evaluation and Research Specialist for the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), which engages military family service professionals in high-quality, research-based professional development. The MFLN is part of the Department of Defense (DoD) – U.S. Department of Agriculture / National Institute for Food and Agriculture Partnership for …

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Best of aea365 week: Amy Germuth on Reporting Findings

My name is Amy A. Germuth,  and I am Founder and President of EvalWorks, LLC in Durham, NC and blog at EvalThoughts.com. Over the last year I have worked improving my reporting of findings to better meet my client’s needs and have a few great resources to help you do the same. Rad Resource: “Unlearning Some of …

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Jayne Corso on Using Pinterest for Inspiration

Hello, my name is Jayne Corso.  I am a Community Manager for the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Pinterest is a wonderful tool for creating shopping lists and finding great DYI projects, but did you also know that it is a useful resource for finding interesting data visuals and info graphics? After all, Pinterest is a …

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