Graphic Recording



This chapter explores graphic recording, which is a visualization process that captures the themes and ideas emerging from group discussions. This process is well suited for many phases of an evaluation, but is particularly useful in the initial and final stages to help the evaluator and stakeholder group explore context and clarify focus, discuss data collection findings, and determine their implications. The chapter provides information on what the graphic recording process can look like and how it can fit into evaluation practice, particularly the role that graphic recording can play in increasing cultural responsiveness and stakeholder understanding. The chapter concludes with common questions and answers about the graphic recording process. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc., and the American Evaluation Association.