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Eval16: Designing and Representing Qualitative Data: Context and Considerations Session 1990

The opening talk for Session 1990:The Design and Display of Qualitative Data and Information. The presentation includes definitions of visualizing qualitative data, some examples of how qualitative data and information have been represented in the recent past, and considerations for evaluators...

2016 AEA qual data viz presentation epublic library v2.pdf


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Dataviz using R: Are you ready to ggplot?

Independently of evaluations context and design, a constant for evaluators is the need to effectively communicate results to their audience, so these results can be used to create sustainable change. This is why data visualization is such an important tool for evaluators. In this skill-building...

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A new era of evaluation reporting (AEA 2015 session materials)

During AEA 2015 in Chicago, Sara Afflerback and Melissa Howlett from ORS Impact presented on accompaniments to the traditional evaluation report. Attached is the slide deck they used, as well as the handout distributed at the end of the session. If you have any questions, please feel free to...

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Unpacking Rural: Using Geographic Information Systems to Better Understand Rurality

In many evaluations of community interventions, the classifiers of “rural” and “urban” are used as proxies for access to resources and need for services, based on an assumed homogeneity of so-called “rural” communities. This presentation will encourage participants to think more broadly about...

AEA Rural Presentation 10.17.14.pdf


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An Executive Summary Isn't Enough: Alternate Reporting for Evaluators

As an evaluator you are conscientious about conducting the best evaluation possible, but how much thought do you give to communicating your results effectively? Do you consider your job complete after submitting a final report? Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing...

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Evaluation Feedback for Enhancing Communities of Practice: A case-study lesson in (avoiding) mixed messages

This presentation addressed sharing evaluation results as storytelling. While the data collection and findings stay constant, the ways evaluators share the results make a difference. Typically, "stories" that emerge from evaluation results follow instrumental logic that enhances the process of...

AEA2014v2.pptx


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Eval14: Making Focus Group Data Actionable: Strategies for Reporting

Focus groups are an important and useful qualitative research method for evaluators to have in their toolbox. Many resources exist to help evaluators learn various tricks of the trade for organizing and moderating focus groups as well as analyzing the data retrieved. However, there is limited...

AEA_Actionable Focus Group Data_Henderson.pdf


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Applying geospatial data and analyses to program evaluation: An overview (DVR #1 from Eval2014)

DVR Session 1 from Eval 2014, DVR TIG, use of geographic information systems (GIS) in evaluation and evaluation reporting. #DVR #DataVisualizationandReporting #Eval2014 #GIS

GIS in evaluation-Chesnut, Johnson, Hitchcock, Moss.pptx


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Eval14: Enhancing data visualizations through simple interactivity (DVR2 session at AEA14)

Recently the use of and options for data visualizations in evaluation have grown tremendously. Furthermore, interest in and use of interactive, or dynamic visualizations is on the rise. Many of these interactive approaches are strictly web-based and costly to develop. This presentation...

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Using Social Network Techniques to Visualize Structured and Unstructured Activities of Latino Youth

Involvement in structured and unstructured activities has positive effects on academic achievement for Latino youth. In order for school staff to be effective in crafting intervention strategies, it is important to have a holistic picture of the culture of activities that students are involved...

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