Tag Archives: Data Culture

It’s Data Culture Time! How Are We Doing?

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Authors: Denise Mauzy and Haidee Bernstein, DaSy A recent policy guide from the Education Commission of the States asserts that “when states treat data collection and analysis as a lesser function, they struggle to maintain a compelling vision for education data.”  (von Zastro & Perez, Jr., 2019). We at DaSy agree because we know that […]

Advancing Data Culture One Step at a Time

Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Haidee Bernstein, Lisa Backer, and Mary Anketell This interactive session underscores the importance of data culture and highlights state examples. These examples will evidence how a strong data culture emphasizes collaboration as a keystone for success and empowers professionals to make decisions. State presenters will emphasize how they […]

Embrace the Data Culture!

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Author: Haidee Bernstein, DaSy This is the first of a two-part blog. The main goals of these blogs are to (1) promote a greater understanding of what it means to have a data culture and (2) let you know where to find information about creating a data culture. It’s another day at work, and today […]

Are You Turning Data into Insight?

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Authors: Cornelia Taylor and Denise Mauzy, SRI International “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” — Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer and chair of Hewlett-Packard Company We live in a data-rich world. But having data doesn’t always translate into insight, and insight is needed to make good decisions. At […]

You’re Invited! How Data Parties Contribute to a Culture of Participation in Internal Evaluation Activities

In this blog post, Omoshalewa Bamkole, an Evaluation Fellow in the Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD) in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares her experiences of working within a unique data culture including tips on how to shape your own. Link […]

Building a Culture of Data Use

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This webinar explored DaSy’s new Data Culture Toolkit, following the five key steps to building a culture of data use in a state or local program: Formalize your data team and its vision/purpose; assess your data use culture; prioritize your data team’s critical questions; assess and improve your data quality; and explore and use data. […]

How to Build a “Data Culture”???

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This short blog post from Whole Whale identifies three key components for building a Data Culture and outlined the role that each play in the process. It’s a helpful introduction to data culture for organizations that are just beginning this work. (Note: Whole Whale is a commercial digital agency. Sharing of this post does not […]