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Data Stories with Matthias: Guest Post by Chuck!

In this update, our Diversity Dashboard data coordinator, Chuck Lehmuller writes about response patterns for the Diversity Dashboard. As you know, we started collecting data for the Diversity Dashboard in March 2017. We’ve been analyzing the data for interesting patterns. Our previous posts have focused on the stories told by response categories. In this post, … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Terminology and Gender Roles

Welcome back to another week of Data Stories! Today I want to talk a little about terminology. Specifically, the language around leadership and the expectations we have culturally constructed around positions of leadership. As we look at the gender of those in power in this country, and around the world, there is a male-centered narrative … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Midterms

Welcome to another installment of Data Stories! I’m excited to explore candidate diversity with you this week.  As Midterms gear up toward November 6th, there are a number of races that are pushing 2018 to the highest level of candidate diversity – ever! So what does this look like, exactly? What insights can we find … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Regionalism Part 2

Welcome back to Data Stories! This week is part two of Regionalism and we are diving into some pretty interesting diversity stats from around the country. Regionalism Part 1 explored how we define regionalism and why it is important to have clear and shared metrics with data collaborators as well as with you, the reader. … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Regionalism

Last week we had a couple of requests to dive into the data with a regional focus. Today we will explore the insights we can gain by comparing survey data by region and finding how the socio-political climate in our regions add up with represented municipal leadership. In the US we are influenced by regionalism … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Generations

Thanks for joining me for another week of Data Stories. This week’s Diversity Dashboard Hot Topic is Generations! As we dive into the data this week, we are looking at the age distribution of local leaders and how we can expect to see these numbers change over the next few election cycles. Most of us … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias – Response Rate

Last week we explored some overarching trends in the data. Since then, we welcomed 60 more municipalities into the Diversity Dashboard family! The end of August marks six months of data gathering. The ELGL team is exploring ways to garner more attention for the dashboard and combat the response lull phase that is all too … Continued

Data Stories with Matthias

Data Stories: A weekly snapshot of diversity in our local government Hi there! Matthias here, your friendly Diversity Dashboard data translator! Data Stories is a weekly blog series that brings you the latest trends and takeaways from the Diversity Dashboard. I’m here to help you make sense of the numbers and share insightful narratives about the … Continued

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