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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 »
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 »
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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 »
Today’s topic: The humble survey invitation letter. I used to think of the invitation letter (or email) as a “questionnaire delivery device.” You needed some way to get the URL to your prospective respondents, and the letter (or, more specifically, the email) was how you distributed the link. The invitation email was always an afterthought,… Read More »
I recently got to participate in a very successful roundtable at a library conference. I co-moderated an evaluation roundtable entitled “Library assessment: You’ve measured your success – now how do you get people to listen?” with OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Associate Director Katie Prentice at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting… Read More »