‘Minirubrics’ – 7 hot tips for using this cool tool to focus evaluative conversations

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Posted by: Jane Davidson

Looking for an easy-to-grasp and much more compact alternative to rubrics? Try a minirubric!

A minirubric is a cross between a rating scale and a short rubric.

Hot tip #1: These aren’t an alternative to careful evaluative reasoning informed by the right mix of evidence, but (like full-size rubrics)

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Podcast! Jane Davidson & Stephanie Evergreen on helping people totally transform their #evaluation reporting

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Dataviz Diva Stephanie Evergreen recently visited New Zealand and caught up with Jane Davidson to talk about helping people totally transform their reporting!

This 14-minute podcast is the third of a series of four from Jane and Stephanie:

The 2014 ANZEA conference – and what’s new in qualitative dataviz Awesome reporting (the stuff that

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Podcast! Jane talks with Stephanie Evergreen about awesome reporting

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen at the 2014 ANZEA conference

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Dr. Stephanie Evergreen at the 2014 ANZEA conference

Dataviz queen Stephanie Evergreen recently visited New Zealand and caught up with Jane Davidson to talk about truly awesome reporting, the stuff that gets straight to the point – and conveys it brilliantly!

This 23-minute podcast is the second of a series of four from

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The Friday Funny: New Age terrorists develop homeopathic bomb

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In evaluation it is always important to ensure not just that the facts are reported correctly, but that the key messages are also accurate.

A while back we posted a little gem to illustrate this point, all about the dangers of a lethal compound known as dihydrogen monoxide. You may recall that this colorless,

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The Friday Funny: “Yeah that’s not what I was looking for at all.”

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There’s probably no evaluator or client on earth who hasn’t had to do a little back-and-forth to negotiate what the key points are and how they should best be expressed in reports and presentations.

There is a need to balance conveying what’s really key with being responsive to the concerns of the client, all

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