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MEL Technology Director Chris Gegenheimer discusses how to combat bad data viz by “broadening the base” ie building internal capacity to create impactful visualizations. Specifically, how did @Chemonics do this? #Eval18 @aeaweb
Cue “12 Days of Data” - an opportunity for Chemonics employees in the home and field offices to create viz out of their project or department’s data.
It doesn’t have to be 12 or days, but it should give employees an opportunity to tap into their inner data nerd and learn best practices and tips to better their #dataviz
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Bright and early at the Presidential Strand, 'Are We Part of the Problem or the Solution?: Using Systems Approaches to Speak Truth(s) to Power(s) for Better or Worse.' #Eval18
Bob Williams: How could we make a system that speaks truth to power? We are trying to do that in real time this morning. We need to focus on boundaries. Setting the boundary is what speaks truth to power.
Many people think holism is about thinking and including everything, that is not a system, that is cosmology (history and study of universe), and even cosmologists have boundaries.
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Day two with @MQuinnP on Principles-focused Developmental Eval starting out with a strong sweater game and engaging questions from participants. #Eval18
Participant question: A lot of the evaluative work I am expected to do is 'prove' something. How can I do DE while meeting the expectations of leaders to prove programs?
A: From phil. of science and sociology of knowledge, we can never prove anything, but only disprove things. We don't have a perfect knowledge. We don't know what dark matter is and it comprises the majority of our universe. We are still relatively clueless how brain works.
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