Infographic from https://twitter.com/UNFPA/status/487695174446100482/photo/1
In the rush to produce infographics, there is a risk of focusing more on the clarity of the message at the cost of transparency of evidence.
Without in any way wanting to raise questions about the value of reproductive health and rights programs, I found this infographic less than satisfactory-
Read the whole post –> Overstating findings: impact of family planning
Posted by: Jane Davidson & Patricia Rogers
What’s not to love about the great ideas for data visualization that have taken evaluation by storm over the past few years? Awesome!
Perhaps not the most visually stunning example, but here’s Google Analytics’ map of where Genuine Evaluation’s 28,470 visits came from last year (2013).
Read the whole post –> How to distort reality
A while back I authored a post called Breaking out of the Likert scale trap in which I suggested that, for evaluation work, we might consider transforming more descriptive survey items like this one …
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following:
Read the whole post –> Don’t expect quantitative evidence to answer a qualitative evaluation question
Pix: AFP (from The Age)
Good news. According to a recent definitive study, Australia was the winner of the 2012 Olympics (where early results had New Zealand out in front).
As reported in The Melbourne Age, statistician Brian Dawes has come up with the following findings using the MAP methodology, which takes into
Read the whole post –> Australia wins the 2012 Olympics
Tweet To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following?
“Boxers are more comfortable than briefs”
Strongly Agree … [insert favorite response scale length/format] … Strongly Disagree
(pics on Sodahead)
Time after time I see debates about whether response scales should have an even or odd number of
Read the whole post –> Boxers or briefs? Why having a favorite response scale makes no sense