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Excel Dashboards at Chandoo.org

Posted by on December 14th, 2015 0 comments

[Guest post by Cindy Olney, OERC] Chandoo.org is a website that excels at Excel.  More specifically, it provides an extensive collection of resources to help the rest of us use Excel effectively.  There’s something for everyone at this website, whether you’re a basic or advanced user. Today, however. I want to specifically talk about Chandoo.org’s… Read More »

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Dec

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Measuring What Matters in Your Social Media Strategy

Posted by on December 8th, 2015 0 comments

[Guest post by Karen Vargas] We’re all trying to find ways to improve evaluation of our social media efforts. It’s fun to count the number of retweets, and the number of ‘likes’ warms our hearts.  But there’s a nagging concern to evaluators – are these numbers meaningful? Your intrepid OERC Team, Cindy and Karen, attended… Read More »

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Dec

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Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data

Posted by on December 1st, 2015 0 comments

You are invited to join us for our upcoming webinars in a four-part series on Planning & Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects. Register on our training calendar. Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data Thursday, January 14th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) leadership will go over the ins… Read More »

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Dec

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Take The Pie, Leave The Pie Chart

Posted by on December 1st, 2015 0 comments

[guest post by Cindy Olney, OERC] 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. … Read More »

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Nov

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

Posted by on November 23rd, 2015 0 comments

[guest post by Karen Vargas] 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… Read More »

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