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Blog24th March, 2014
This week we start the first in an ongoing series of Real-Time Evaluation Queries, where BetterEvaluation members ask for advice and assistance with something they are working on, together we suggest some strategies and useful resources - and then we find out what was actually useful (or not) and why.
Recently BetterEvaluation member Rituu B. Nanda asked us for advice on producing interesting evaluation reports:
Synonyms:Visualize Data, data viz, datavizTask
Data visualisation is the process of representing data graphically in order to identify trends and patterns that would otherwise be unclear or difficult to discern. Data visualisation serves two purposes: to bring clarity during analysis and to communicate.
Ushahidi Tool is a "free and open source mapping and content management system which can be used by organizations worldwide in... crisis-related situations. The main goal of the [tool] is to create a system that facilitates early warning systems and helps in data visualization for response and recovery." ("Ushahidi," 2012)
An infographic (information graphic) is a way of representing data visually so that the information is able to be quickly and easily understood. Infographics make display the big picture in a simple manner, and can tell a story or message and highlight data patterns, relationships and changes over time.
Blog27th March, 2018
Synonyms:Graphic facilitationEvaluation Option
Graphic recording is the translation of conversations into images and text on large sheets of paper during meetings and events. An evaluator might choose graphic recording to capture collective stories and visually represent conversations throughout an evaluation process. This could include discussions with stakeholders during a number of stages and processes, such as conducting a needs analysis or developing a theory of change, workshops to discuss interim evaluation findings and stakeholder feedback, and presentations of final evaluation findings telling the story of the journey of the program and the principles that guide it.