Evaluation 2015: Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World

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(36) Data Visualization Using R: Are You Ready to ggplot?

Session Number: 36
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Tony Fujs [Director of Evaluation - LAYC]
Other Workshop Presenter: Kealy Sloan [Learning and Evaluation Specialist - The Latin American Youth Center]
Time: Nov 11, 2015 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Soldier Field

Audience Level: Beginner
Learning Outcomes: • The basics of the grammar of graphics: A powerful approach to think about data visualization
• How to create effective charts using R
• How to produce complex or multiple charts in a blink of an eye
Facilitation Experience: In the past year, Tony Fujs facilitated professional development workshop at institutions such as the Urban Institute, Georgetown University, and the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), amongst others. He has taught this workshop before for the Latin American Youth Center evaluation team, as well as for the EERS 2015 conference.
As the Director of Learning and Evaluation at the Latin American Youth Center in DC, Mr. Fujs supports information-based decision making, and improves organizational performance. For the past five years, He has been using R to streamline data cleaning and data management, scale analytic, and improve visualizations of LAYC's data.

Session Abstract:  Independently of evaluations context and design, a constant for evaluators is the need to effectively communicate results to their audience, so these results can be used to create sustainable change. This is why data visualization is such an important tool for evaluators. In this skill-building session, attendees will learn how to use R and the grammar of graphics to produce powerful and scalable visualizations. R is known for its impressive data visualization capabilities. This skill-building session will show evaluators how to produce powerful visualizations with a minimum of resources.

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