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Another Tool in Your Infographic Toolbox image

A while back, I provided a roadmap for creating infographics and promoted one of the new online tools for creating these visuals.  I have since been introduced to a similar resource called Venngage.  Venngage is extremely cost effective at less than $20 a month (they have a sale right now if you are interested), but that’s not really the reason I wanted to introduce you to it. What I love about Venngage, and its competitors for that matter, is that they help to reduce “Blank Slate Fear.”  That’s my term for the absolute dread that can consume us when we know we have to do something creative (write a blog, build an infographic, start a report, etc).  I’ve mentioned my own battle with procrastination ...

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Blurred Lines – the Qual/Quant Edition standard

Sorry if the title of this post brought back nightmarish memories of the twerking scandal of 2013.  I wasn’t actually referring to the song but to our shifting perspective on qualitative and quantitative research. A friend of mine, Sheila Katz, who teaches Sociology at the University of Houston wrote…  …finished my lecture in my qualitative research methods class today with about 10 minutes left in class. The class is mostly made up of students in related social sciences, but I only have 3 sociology majors in the class. I asked if anyone had any last questions, and my psychology major student raised his hand and asks “so, I don’t understand why the social sciences are taught from a primary quantitatitve frame. From ...

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3 MR Tools You Should Be Using (Part 3) standard

I’ve had the privilege to work with two of the best tabbers.  They are the best not just because of their skillset, but more importantly because of their unending patience with my constant requests. Not surprisingly, I am a complete and utter nuisance when it comes to tabs.  I want more process tables and cuts and banner points than should be legally allowed. I like to “stay curious” when analyzing data which inevitably means looking for the answers to all of my questions in mounds and mounds of tabs. That’s why I’m including this third and final tool in my list of MR tools you should be using. 3) MarketSight Challenge: In a world where we need to let the data ...

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