A data party is an engaging way to involve stakeholders in program evaluation. We explain the use of a data party for engaging 4-H program stakeholders (e.g., staff and volunteers) in data interpretation and helping them understand, embrace, and use program evaluation information to make data-driven decisions about their programs. We present two tools that can be used for presenting data in a clear and meaningful way: data place mats and gallery walks. We also provide information on the process we used, our lessons learned, and the utility of data parties in Extension programming.
Lewis, K. M., Ewers, T., Bird, M., & Wilkins, T. (2019). Engage Stakeholders in Program Evaluation: Throw Them a Party!. Journal of Extension, 57(4), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss4/15