Category Archives: Data Visualization

2010-2011 EQAO Cohort Data Visualization: Reading Assessment

In Ontario, students from Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10 participate in annual assessments of literacy and numeracy.  This information is used in a variety of ways by the public and the education sector to inform planning and decision-making.  In … Continue reading

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AERO Data Visualization Presentation

I’d like to express my thanks to the Association of Educational Research Ontario (AERO) for the opportunity to present at their 40th Anniversary Conference on December 1, 2011. For those who are visiting to explore the EQAO Cohort data visualization … Continue reading

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Light on the Knowledge, Heavy on the Mobilization

If you are looking for examples of effective knowledge mobilization, the health sector is a good place to start. Antismoking networks and organizations have become very effective at disseminating research findings in public messages that are accessible and memorable. The … Continue reading

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Education and Health Care – Using Slopegraphs to Understand Complex Systems

Both Education and Health Care are complex systems that impact everyone. Those who work in both of these systems dedicate a great deal of time to collect data to inform and support decision making. Unfortunately, data from a complex system … Continue reading

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One Message, Two Meanings – What Is Your Data Visualization Saying?

If you have ever said something carelessly then you have probably been told that “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar”. This piece of practical wisdom reminds us to think about what we say and how we say it. … Continue reading

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