Ingenuity’s 2016-2017 Data & Evaluation Track is focusing on how to manipulate, analyze, visualize and report on findings from data. The Track begins by asking why and for whom we might collect and use data. What questions are we trying to answer with our data? Why are we asking those questions, and what do we plan to do with our answers? By first thinking critically and systematically about these kinds of questions, the Data & Evaluation Track will guide all participants through the process of developing a plan for collecting and using data that answers the questions that are important to them and their organization.
We aim to help participants learn how to use the basic tools of research and evaluation, including data analysis, to improve programming. At the conclusion of the Track, participants will have a new set of skills that will help them better use data to build a story that responds to their organization’s needs.
The Data & Evaluation Track has been designed to meet participants where they are. Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, participants will engage in two full-day Institutes and three webinars, supplemented by individualized coaching from experts in data and research.
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