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An '''Evaluation Dashboard''' would be a page, or a group of pages, that E-Democracy staff would use to view statistics about the platform (forums.e-democracy.org), groups on the platform, groups of groups on the platform (e.g. all groups in neighborhood groups in Minneapolis), and users on the platform.
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=Where and Who=
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A site wide evaluation dashboard could be provided at forums.e-democracy.org/evaluation/. Sub pages could display specific measures in greater detail.
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Each group could also have a group level display of statistics at forums.e-democracy.org/groups/<groupId>/evaluation/. Again, sub pages could display specific measures in greater detail.
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The primary audience for this would be E-Democracy staff. Depending on the nature of information displayed, or the server resources required to display, these pages could be made to only be accessible to a limited group of people, which would initially include only staff and forum managers/coaches. Outside researchers could be an additional audience, and could be granted access on request.
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=Which Statistics=
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A long list of desired statistics and evaluations can be found in the Google Doc [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dd8D0A4bVHhxvfufOfvHXLvStZG05UfIHRfVoMD9-Rw/edit?usp=sharing Metrics, Research, and Evaluation Execution Plan - Detailed].
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=Existing Tools=
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A set of pages and scripts already exist that provide a level of evaluation support. In some cases, these existing tools can be modified and moved to a site/group evaluation section. In other cases, the tools would need to be rewritten to improve performance and usability.
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A display of the number of posts made each month, for every group since its founding, can be viewed at http://forums.e-democracy.org/stats.html. This page also allows somebody to download the statistics as a CSV. The current page takes considerable time and server resources to display. In addition, it does not display information in a way that makes comparing multiple groups easy.
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=Exportable Formats=
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Ideally, every page related to evaluation will allow a user to download the displayed information in a CSV, and access the data in an interchange format (i.e. JSON or XML). Doing so will allow users to perform analysis beyond what is built into the evaluation pages.
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Revision as of 18:12, 18 February 2013

An Evaluation Dashboard would be a page, or a group of pages, that E-Democracy staff would use to view statistics about the platform (forums.e-democracy.org), groups on the platform, groups of groups on the platform (e.g. all groups in neighborhood groups in Minneapolis), and users on the platform.

Where and Who

A site wide evaluation dashboard could be provided at forums.e-democracy.org/evaluation/. Sub pages could display specific measures in greater detail.

Each group could also have a group level display of statistics at forums.e-democracy.org/groups/<groupId>/evaluation/. Again, sub pages could display specific measures in greater detail.

The primary audience for this would be E-Democracy staff. Depending on the nature of information displayed, or the server resources required to display, these pages could be made to only be accessible to a limited group of people, which would initially include only staff and forum managers/coaches. Outside researchers could be an additional audience, and could be granted access on request.

Which Statistics

A long list of desired statistics and evaluations can be found in the Google Doc Metrics, Research, and Evaluation Execution Plan - Detailed.

Existing Tools

A set of pages and scripts already exist that provide a level of evaluation support. In some cases, these existing tools can be modified and moved to a site/group evaluation section. In other cases, the tools would need to be rewritten to improve performance and usability.

A display of the number of posts made each month, for every group since its founding, can be viewed at http://forums.e-democracy.org/stats.html. This page also allows somebody to download the statistics as a CSV. The current page takes considerable time and server resources to display. In addition, it does not display information in a way that makes comparing multiple groups easy.

Exportable Formats

Ideally, every page related to evaluation will allow a user to download the displayed information in a CSV, and access the data in an interchange format (i.e. JSON or XML). Doing so will allow users to perform analysis beyond what is built into the evaluation pages.

 

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