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@AgTechLaura has a great new step-by-step article to improve your #dataviz : https://extension.org/2017/04/13/data-visualization-makeover/

Laura Thompson from Nebraska Cooperative Extension is a data visualization fellow for eXtension. Her latest article shows a great makeover of her own data visualization of change (or in her case, a lack thereof) over time. Many of her principles apply the same to spatially-based visualizations, which I discuss myself here: Visualizing Spatially-based data for Various Stakeholder Audiences.

I’m pleased to see her explicitly mention the meaningful title, which I think applies to all situations where you need a title, including journal articles and presentations. Another friend, Jessica Keune, has a great example of this in her latest article: Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue Deficiency Increases Disuse-Induced Bone Loss in Male Mice. Now I know immediately what she studied and what the result is, in what organism.

I still struggle with this, especially in my conference abstracts, at least the ones where I am submitting months before I’ve actually gotten a chance to analyze the data … any tips for that are welcome!

 

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eXtension Fellowship in #CitizenScience article published in JOE!

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I spent a year in July 2015-16 helping eXtension determine the potential for, and current state of, citizen science in Cooperative Extension programs. In short, there are a lot of people participating in almost every way possible – from sharing programs with their stakeholders and getting them involved in existing projects to creating their own projects.

I wrote an article outlining the tools that Extension professionals can use to incorporate citizen science (aka public participation in scientific research) for Journal of Extension. It appears in the April, 2017 issue: JOE ID 16141TOT.

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