Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2018

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

56

Issue

4

First Page

4TOT2

Abstract

Increased focus on data-driven decision making requires Extension professionals to excel at data analysis and interpretation. Data parties have become increasingly popular for involving stakeholders in making sense of data. As these parties become more frequently used by Extension professionals, best practices are emerging from lessons learned to improve the process and enhance the outcomes. These practices include designing discussion questions to fit the specific goals of the process, engaging a team of key partners, setting a theme and party environment that appeals to the participants and fits the context, providing appropriate data visualization tools, and using strong facilitation practices.

Comments

This article is published as Franz, N. (2018). “Data Parties I Have Known: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Success.” Journal of Extension, 56(4); 4TOT2. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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