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Dana Linnell Wanzer
Youth Program Evaluator | Doctoral Student at CGU in Evaluation
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Department of Educational Leadership
– Mar 14, 12:06 AM
For Dr. Sarah Woulfin, the bridge between research and practice is well-traveled. Now in her fifth year of collecting data as part of a research-practice partnership (RPP) with Hartford Public Schools, Woulfin says creating an open dialogue between…
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MA“There’s something unique about becoming fully embedded in a district instead of dipping in for a shorter period of time. People realize ‘oh, she’s really here.’”
On a sunny hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I was writing. An affable chap, he listened with interest about the 10 percent myth and other…
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MALearning styles are a myth. Here's what you need to know about them.
The Vital Question of Effectiveness Versus Efficiency By Elena Harman and Laura Sundstrom “This is possibly the most profound and least examined question in the building: what works?... we just don't know... The court keeps extensive data…
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MADid you catch the Serial podcast talking about evaluation?! Evaluation is everywhere... if you know where to look! (p.s. this was a fantastic podcast season)
Recently I've been talking with people considering learning R about RMarkdown. In my experience, when people think about switching to R, they often think about it as a direct replacement for the tool they currently use (i.e. Excel, SPSS, SAS…
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MAAnother benefit? I can write an entire manuscript in Rmd! See below!
It's 3.14— Happy Pi (e Chart) Day! If you've read this blog before, or heard me speak, then you know that designing data visualization makeovers is one of my favorite activities of all time. I love r edesigning pie charts, in particular. The…
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MAWhat better post for Pi (3.14) day than a post on pie charts!
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MACheck out this manuscript I wrote entirely in Rmd! It is about how evaluators and researchers define evaluation and, if at all, differentiate it from research. I'll be presenting it at AERA19 and WPA19, as well as hopefully AEA19!
Dana Linnell Wanzer, MACheck out our latest manuscript on the relationships among non-cognitive factors and academic performance, which uses the Farrington et al. (2012) framework from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research