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Data Visualization Checklist

Authors: Evergreen, S. and A. K. Emery
Publication date: 2014

This checklist is meant to be used as a guide for the development of high impact data visualizations. It allows you to rate each aspect of the data visualization by circling the most appropriate number, where 2 points means the  guideline was fully met, 1 means it was partially met, and 0 means it was not met at all. n/a should not be used frequently, but reserved for when the guideline truly does not apply. For example, a pie chart has no axes lines or tick marks to rate. Refer to the Data Visualization Anatomy Chart on the last page for guidance on vocabulary.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 8/8: Manage an Evaluation – Kerry Bruce

This webinar, part 8 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to manage an evaluation – including understanding and engaging stakeholders, establishing decision-making processes for the evaluation, deciding who will conduct it, securing resources, defining evaluation standards, documenting agreements (including contractual arrangements) and formal evaluation plans and developing evaluation capacity.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 7/8: Report and Support Use of Findings – Simon Hearn

This webinar, part 7 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to report findings and to support use of them – including ways of developing reporting media, strategies to improve accessibility, develop recommendations, and assist individuals and organisations to understand and use findings. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public. 

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 6/8: Synthesise Data from One or More Evaluations – Patricia Rogers

This webinar, part 6 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on combining data from one evaluation or from many evaluations to make overall evaluative judgments – including different approaches to systematic review of existing literature. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 5/8:Understand Causes of Outcomes and Impacts – Jane Davidson

This webinar, part 5 of an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer causal evaluation questions – using research designs and other strategies to understand the contribution of a program or policy to observed results. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 4/8: Describe Activities, Results and Context – Irene Guijt

This webinar, part 4 of an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer descriptive evaluation questions – deciding sampling strategies, developing or selecting measures and indicators, collecting or retrieving data in other ways, managing and analysing data, and combining qualitative and quantitative data. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 3/8: Frame the Boundaries of the Evaluation – Patricia Rogers

This webinar, part 3 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to frame the evaluation – deciding the purpose(s) of the evaluation, the key evaluation questions, and determining what success looks like for the intervention. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 2/8: Define What Is To Be Evaluated - Simon Hearn

This webinar, part 2 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to define what is to be evaluated – developing an initial description, developing or refining the program theory/theory of change, and identifying possible unintended results. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.

BetterEvaluation Coffee Break Webinar 1/8: Overview of Rainbow Framework for Evaluation - Irene Guijt

This webinar, part 1 in an 8-part series, provides an overview of the tasks involved in planning and conducting an evaluation. These tasks are grouped into 7 clusters shown in the BetterEvaluation ‘Rainbow Framework’. An evaluation plan sets out how to (1) Define what is to be evaluated, (2) Frame the boundaries of the evaluation, (3) Describe activities, outcomes, impacts and context, (4) Understand Causes of outcomes and impacts, (5) Synthesize data from one or more evaluations, (6) Report and Support Use of findings, and (7) Manage the evaluation.