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Eastern Evaluation Research Society: Data Visualization Pre-Conference Workshop

April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| $75
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The Eastern Evaluation Research Society presents: A Data Visualization Workshop with Ann K. Emery

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is the oldest professional society for program evaluators in the United States. Founded in 1978, EERS remains a vibrant contributor to program evaluation practice and theory. A fully-fledged affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the purpose of EERS is to promote key goals of the profession in our region.

This pre-conference workshop is open to anyone who registers for the EERS15 conference. Join us in Absecon, New Jersey!


Workshop Agenda

A common misconception is that evaluators need to be computer programmers or graphic designers before diving into visualization. On the contrary, high-quality visualizations can be created in good ol’ Excel. We’ll breeze through data visualization best practices and then dive into the fun stuff: creating advanced charts in Excel. Together we’ll design heat tables, bubble charts, diverging stacked bar charts, spark lines, dot plots, slope graphs, and small multiples and panel layouts, just to name a few. You’ll leave with the critical thinking skills and technical prowess needed to create visualizations faster and easier than you ever thought was possible.


Skills You’ll Gain

You’ll practice tweaking Excel’s default settings, for example, to transform this vertical bar chart into a horizontal bar chart. You’ll also learn to produce advanced visualizations within Excel, like the small multiples bar chart shown below.


Before/After Remake in Microsoft Excel: Diagonal Text to Horizontal Text

Before/After Remake in Microsoft Excel: Clustered Bar Chart to Small Multiples Bar Chart


What to Bring

This workshop is 25% lecture and 75% hands-on. Please bring laptops and power cords. The instructor will be demonstrating techniques on a PC with Excel 2013.


Kudos for the Hands-On Data Visualization Workshops

“This was the best workshop we’ve ever had at our organization.”

“It was wonderful working with you on the workshop; you did such a great job!”

“Thank you so much! It was a great workshop, and I’ve been able to apply many of your strategies and tips. I look forward to learning and improving even more!”

“I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with staff response from today’s training. Thank you so much. We are very excited to apply everything we’ve learned. I will, for sure, send you before and after reports. We’ll be in touch.”

“Great mix of hands on + discussion/lecture.”

“Highly recommended for statisticians and data analysts.”

“I wanted to thank you for the training. It was very helpful for my staff and we have heard nothing but positive remarks about you and the content.”

“I wanted to thank you again for coming sharing your knowledge and resources with our evaluation and ‘data-interested’ community. You are so very generous with your resources and I feel confident that the participants benefited greatly from your ideas and techniques.”

“Excellent session – very hands-on! Ann was an excellent presenter.”

“I want to say thank you for the wonderful workshop you gave in Indy last week. There were so many helpful techniques that I can’t wait to share with my colleagues.”

“Great presenter! Excellent visuals (of course) and explanation of concepts.”



Conference registration is $325 after March 15 and on-site. Discounted student registration is $85.

Workshop registration is $75.

Register for the conference and for this workshop at http://eers.org/conferences.



April 26, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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