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Monday, September 17 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Goldilocks Data-Data at the scale of action.

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Community Indicators efforts often use action and moving the needle as a rallying point for launching their web sites. However, when it comes to using data to drive decision making and measure progress, finding the right data can seem like a Goldilocks endeavor- some data have too large an estimation error, others have too small a sample, and yet others have too long a period between measurements. Finding the data source that is "just right" can take considerable community collaboration and data sharing. We share lessons learned from the experience of Central New York as it learned of its number 1 national ranking for concentrated poverty and then sought to create a local measure that could be used to identify progress. The result has been a work in progress scale the includes data routinely collected and mapped from a series of partners.

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Frank Ridzi

Vice President Community Investment / Assoc Prof, Central New York Community Foundation and Le Moyne College
Frank Ridzi, PhD, MPA, is Vice President for Community Investment at the Central New York Community Foundation, Associate Professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College and President of the Board of Directors for the Community Indicators Consortium. Frank has helped to launch and lead... Read More →

Monday September 17, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
Heritage Gallery
  MEASURE, Community & Economic Developement
  • Presentation Format TALK (one of two talks in a 50 min. session)