I have always been comfortable working with numbers. Mix that with my eagerness to learn new software packages and develop some level of programming experience and you will find someone whose career has led him down a mostly quantitative path. Methods though, should not be dictated by experience and comfort but rather the questions you […]
Some of the best conference sessions are really just the most practical. Ann Emery and Agata Jose-Ivanina’s session on using macros to create multiple word reports from excel data was just that. At this very moment there is likely some evaluator out there typing Excel data into Word report shells, over and over and over […]
I attended two sessions at Evaluation 2011 where Google Analytics was discussed. In both, the emphasis was placed on how you could use GA in evaluation practice; questions you could answer and how you would go about answering them. At some point or another a hand would raise and a technical question would be asked. […]
Ok, I’m now back home after a nice conference. Instead of giving full recaps, I’m going to write a string of posts on lessons learned from Evaluation 2011. I’m going to start with my first session: Topical Interest Groups as Communities of Practice: Strategies for building a community of practice. Is it a network or […]
Once thing about flying cross country, it provides ample opportunity to draw cartoons. I have a bunch ready to go, so if you like them, keep coming back.
Just finished my second, and final, presentation on data visualization. One thing that is not hard to miss, evaluators are really interested in data visualization. Every session put on by the newly formed Data Visualization and Reporting Topical Interest Group was full to the brim, standing/sitting on the floor room only. And, because this is […]