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The Appreciative Inquiry Holiday Challenge

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 0 comments

The holiday season is upon us, so I want to give our readers a holiday Appreciative Inquiry challenge.  This is a fun way to practice the Appreciative Inquiry interview. It also provides an opportunity for you and your family to plan a better-than-usual holiday season.  Finally, it gives everyone something to talk about other than politics…. Read More »

Posted in: Qualitative Methods

Nov

18

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A Chart Chooser for Qualitative Data!

Posted by on November 18th, 2016 0 comments

When people talk about data visualization, they are usually talking about quantitative data. In a previous post, we explained that data visualizations help people perform three primary functions: exploring, making sense of, and communicating data.  How can we report qualitative data in a way that performs those same functions? We just got some exciting news… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News, Storytelling

Nov

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Participatory Evaluation, NLM Style

Posted by on November 11th, 2016 0 comments

This week, I invite you to stop reading and start doing. Okay, wait. Don’t go yet.  Let me explain. I am challenging you to be a participant-observer in a very important assessment project being conducted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NEO is part of the National Library of Medicine’s program (The National… Read More »

Posted in: News, Questionnaires and Surveys

Nov

07

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Mean, Median or Mode–What’s the Difference?

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 0 comments

Last week I taught the class Finding Information in Numbers and Words: Data Analysis for Program Evaluation at the SCC/MLA Annual Meeting in Galveston, TX.  There is a section of the class where we review some math concepts that are frequently used in evaluation, and the discussion of mean, median and mode was more interesting… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

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