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Book to Read: Designing Quality Survey Questions

Book to Read: Designing Quality Survey Questions

I still have a landline. I'm not an old, but I conduct a lot of webinars about data visualization and reporting and the sound quality is so much better on a landline. But it is a midterm election year which means my phone has been ringing several times every day with...

Capture Qualitative Data with Change Photos

Capture Qualitative Data with Change Photos

Evergreen Data's Jenny Lyons is back with more ideas for visualizing qualitative data. Engaging our audiences in the complex, intricate stories of our qualitative data can be difficult. Make qualitative comparisons come alive with change photos or graphics. The...

Ways to Visualize Cost-Benefit

Ways to Visualize Cost-Benefit

Cost-benefit analysis a way of saying "Yes, this program has great impacts... but it's super expensive." You'll often hear the results of cost-benefit analysis in the news, phrased as "For every dollar we spend on this program, we save $$$." Clients at the University...

Data + Food

Data + Food

I like to think I'm a foodie but actually I just love to eat. We all do! Food gets people to the meeting. Food grabs folks' attention. Food gets people talking (between bites, let's hope). So let's play to the player and figure out how to get people engaged in our...