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Dec

23

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Say No to Spaghetti: Effective Data Graphs

Posted by on December 23rd, 2014 0 comments

The illustration above is from Stephanie Evergreen‘s excellent blog post that caution is needed with the use of line graphs in a chart to show change over time for multiple organizations so you don’t end up with a brightly colored bowl of spaghetti. The solution to passing on this pasta effect? Creating small multiple graphs,… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, Practical Evaluation

Dec

18

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More Qualitative Data Visualization Ideas

Posted by on December 18th, 2014 0 comments

In September, we blogged about a way to create qualitative data visualizations by chunking a long narrative into paragraphs with descriptive illustrations. Ann Emery has shown six additional ways to create qualitative data visualization: 1) Strategic world cloud use (one word or before/after comparisons), 2) Quantitative + Qualitative combined (a graph of percentages and a… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, Practical Evaluation

Dec

12

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Practical and Ethical Guidelines for Conducting Photovoice Studies

Posted by on December 12th, 2014 0 comments

If you think you might want to do a photovoice evaluation study, then you definitely should consult Practical Guidance and Ethical Considerations for Studies Using Photo-Elicitation Interviews by Bugos et al.  The authors reviewed articles describing research projects that employed photovoice and photo-elicitation.  Then, they skillfully synthesized the information into practical and ethical guidelines for doing… Read More »

Posted in: News, Storytelling

Dec

05

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Freebie Friday: Rural Health Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

Posted by on December 5th, 2014 0 comments

Rural and medically underserved areas often have challenges including both increased health disparities and population health issues combined with limited resources and healthcare providers to help meet these challenges. The use of appropriate program evaluation measures can help to assess what actually works for rural health settings since many evidence-based strategies are based on urban… Read More »

Posted in: News

Nov

26

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Data Viz: free training and other fun stuff

Posted by on November 26th, 2014 0 comments

Coming soon to a computer near you!  Chris Lysy of FreshSpectrum  is offering a free seven-part data visualization workshop.  Chris has provided data viz training for the American Evaluation Association. (His followers also love his cartoon-illustrated evaluation blog. ) He calls himself the Rachel Ray of data visualization, which makes his course description a nice feature for the OERC’s Thanksgiving… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News

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