Templates that can support data collection, analysis and reporting abound in many different formats and locations on websites. You can find these on sites that support community, small business and social enterprise developments, and as part of software tools like Google docs, Survey, Form Builder and Database Tools. Here is a small sampling of the range of templates that are out there that could be directly relevant to what you do.
In our growing excitement about the power of Big Data, it easy to overlook the importance of using the ‘little data’ out there. These are the data that organizations already collect, but which may not be used to their full potential. Time spent summarizing, analyzing and using data is as important as collecting it! Here are five simple tips for getting more from your data:
My vote is long since mailed in, but I am always on the look out for publications and tools that take complex data about impact and relates it to my own personal decisions. Here is a pretty amazing 'data journalism' project called Moving Forward, that explores the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver. Even if you do not live in his region, it is a pretty remarkable website with both excellent analysis and tools that can enable you to explore different facets of sustainable transportation.
Though I don’t follow baseball much, I do know enough that stats are a big part of the game. Thus this anecdote in Michael J. Mauboussin's article "The True Measures of Success" in the Harvard Business Review is pretty interesting: