Chris Lysy draws cartoons.
Evaluation and research cartoons.
Logic Model cartoons.
He has offered an alternative to presenting survey data. He has a wonderful cartoon for this.
He is a wonderful resource. Use him. You can contact him through his blog, fresh spectrum.
How do we make decisions when we think none of the choices are good?
(Thank you for this thought, Plexus Institute.)
No, I’m not talking about the current political situation in the US. I’m talking about evaluation.
The lead for this email post was “Fixing the frame alters more than the view“.
Art Markman makes this comment (the “how do we make decisions…” comment) here. He says “If you dislike every choice you’ve got, you’ll look for one to reject rather than one to prefer—subtle difference, big consequences.” He based this opinion on research, saying that the rejection mind-set allows us to focus on negative information about options and fixate on the one with the smallest downside. Continue reading
Making a difference
I wrote a blog about making a difference. Many people have read the original post, recently. And there have been many comments about it and the follow-up posts. Most people have made supportive comments. For example:
- “I think you’re on the right track – being consistent about adding fresh content and trying to make it meaningful for your audience.”–Kevin;
- “Mr. Schaefer is taking stock of his blog–a good thing to do for a blog that has been posted for a while. So although he lists four innovations, he asks the reader to “…be the judge if it made a difference in your life, your outlook, and your business.”– Ưu điểm của máy lọc nước nano;
- “Yes, your posts were made sense and a difference. If you think that your doing able to help others, keep going and do the best.”– Samin Sadat;
- “Its refreshing to see an academic even pose the question “does this blog make a difference’. Success for You.”– Raizaldi; and
- “You are getting the comments and that eventually means that yes this blog is making a difference out there. Keep the good work up.”– Himanshu.
Less than a supportive comment
Some people have made a less than supportive comment. For example:
- Wow this pretty outdated by 2016 standards..any updates to the post?–Dan Tanduro (admittedly, this comment refers to a post I did not link above although linked here); and
Some other comments
Some people have made comments that do not relate to content yet are relevant. For example:
- “Hello, I have some knowledge of blogspot, but you can teach how to make the blog more faster and enough to our visits. I Think WordPress is better than blogspot, but is only my opinion…”– John Smith; and
- “It’s interesting how careers cross paths, while I am not directly connected to the world of qualitative research, I have found myself trying to understand and integrate it into my daily workload more and more.” –Steinway
Making a difference. I will keep writing. Making a difference needs to be measured. I keep in mind that stories (comments) are data with soul.
Less than a supportive comment. What is outdated? I need specific comments to which to respond, please. Also, the post to which is being referred is from April, 2012…over four years ago.
Some other comments. I can’t teach how to blog faster for I know nothing about blogspot. I only know a little about WordPress. Stories are data with a soul–important to remember when dealing with qualitative data.