Receive a data visual report

Step 6: Receive a data visual report

Once you have entered your data, your work is done. Within 48 hours INCEPT will email you a link to your data visualisations based on the information you entered.

While you’re waiting, here are some key tips, tools and resources to help you disseminate your evaluation findings.

Dissemination: Getting your evaluation findings out there

After doing the hard work collecting and analysing data you want to make sure your key evaluation findings are communicated and utilised. Many professional reports are too long, dense and contain a lot of jargon which can serve as a barrier to sharing knowledge and putting learnings into practice. How you communicate key findings affects the interest in (and therefore use of) the insights your evaluation offers.

The Vic Health PVAW Concise Guide contains a Dissemination Strategy Worksheet that will help you define your key audience or stakeholders, tailored messages and dissemination method. Check with any partners that they are happy for evaluation findings to be public.

Key tips for getting your findings out there:

  • Reporting – consider an executive summary alongside your report to communicate key process, impact indicators, lessons learned and recommendations.
  • Promotion – for example, host an event, promote online via email, social media or newsletters, and/or create postcards.
  • Presentations – present at conferences, events or webinars.
  • Writing – contribute an article to a blog or network bulletin.
  • Visualisations – use data visualisations, infographics or other visual methods of communications.

For other tips refer to the Vic Health PVAW Concise Guide.

Creating data visualisations

Creating and presenting data effectively is a key strategy to engage your primary stakeholders or intended users. Data visualisations are graphical representations of information and provide an accessible way to understand and make sense of research findings. Data visualisations also help to tell stories and sort data into easy to understand forms. For example, histomaps are an interesting data visualisation that charts qualitative data over time.

Data dashboards are a data visualisation tool often used to monitor and visually track key indicators and measures. They are the most efficient way to track multiple data sources at a time. There are many different types of data dashboard software available.

For more information on data visualisation see the following websites: