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Workshop: How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners, Thursday, February 22, 2018

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How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners
Elliott G. Smith, research associate, BCTR and Residential Child Care Project

Thursday, February 22, 2018
9:00-10:30 AM
102 Mann Library

As researchers share their discoveries outside of academia, graphs and data visualizations are valuable methods of communication. When done well, these visualizations can inform by providing context and focusing attention. Before they can influence decision-making and guide effective action, however, they must rely on data that are relevant, timely, and trustworthy. These are key criteria for community organizations who are committed to effective implementation.

In this workshop, participants will

  1. learn about the Data – Understanding – Action pathway,
  2. review common data presentation mistakes that community partners find disengaging, and
  3. discuss guiding principles, tools, and techniques for creating engaging graphs.

Smith will provide examples from his own work, and participants are encouraged to share their own stories.

Elliott G. Smith is a research associate in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research,  and a statistician and CARE data specialist with the Residential Child Care Project.

Registration is now closed

Please contact Lori Biechele at if you'd like to join the waiting list.
Breakfast will be served.
This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and grad students.

event-htdrrws-event-image2Part of an interactive workshop series

Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination plans, stakeholder engagement, or community participation. To meet these new demands, researchers may wish to collaborate with non-academic groups and craft research questions and results that inform practice or policy. This series of interactive workshops shares the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research’s extensive experience conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Each workshop addresses a key challenge that researchers face in doing translational research and provides practical tools for overcoming obstacles to conducting effective translational research.

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