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Take The Pie, Leave The Pie Chart

Posted by on November 25th, 2015 0 comments

Evaluation and data visualization folks may disagree on the best pie to serve at Thanksgiving dinner.  Pumpkin?  Pecan?  A nice silk pie made with chocolate liqueur and tofu? (Thank you, Alton Brown.) You see, the whole point of charts is to give people an instantaneous understanding of your findings.  Your readers can easily discern differences… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News

Nov

20

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Data Party Like it’s 2099! How to Throw a Data Party

Posted by on November 20th, 2015 0 comments

What’s a “data party?” We attended a program by evaluator Kylie Hutchinson entitled “It’s a Data Party!” at the AEA 2015 conference last week in Chicago.  A data party is another name for a kind of participatory data analysis, where you gather stakeholders together, show them some of the data that you have gathered and… Read More »

Posted in: Data Analysis, News, Practical Evaluation

Nov

13

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The OERC on the Road at the American Evaluation Association Conference

Posted by on November 13th, 2015 0 comments

As you read this, the OERC’s Karen Vargas and Cindy Olney are attending the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Chicago, hearing about the latest and greatest trends in evaluation.  The AEA conference is always excellent, with evaluators from all disciplines sharing their skills, lessons learned, and new approaches to the art and science of… Read More »

Posted in: News

Nov

06

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Infographics – Guide from NIH Library Informationists

Posted by on November 6th, 2015 0 comments Tags:

The Medical Library Association’s October 28 webinar was on Data Visualization, presented by Lisa Federer, NIH Library’s Research Data Informationist.  The webinar was a tour of different aspects of data visualization, including information about elements of design, like color, line, contrast and proximity, as well as loads and loads of specific resources for more information…. Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News

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