Do you love making things? Do you love building good writing habits or exercising your painting skills based on a theme? And do you have an interest in archaeology? If you said “yes” to at least the first question, we’d love to have you test our Creative Series Data Stories!
We’re looking for folks with creative interests to help us evaluate our Creative Series Data Stories. These Data Stories are all about using diverse ways and creative methods to cultivate archaeological data literacy. They’re for folks who have an interest in data and archaeology, generally, and want to use their creativity to learn more or to draw from archaeology as inspiration. So any little level of interest is great!
Currently, there are two Data Stories in our Creative Series. Both consist of a how-to guide and a prompt calendar to get your creativity cooking. To help us test either of the two Data Stories you’ll need to download the current testing package here. After that:
- If you already participated when we ran these Data Stories in October and November of 2022, great! Feel free to jump straight to the survey found here
- If you haven’t already participated, read the materials over, potentially try a few out, and reach out if you need help! (You don’t need to look at both Data Stories, or all parts of them, to complete the survey… but you’re welcome to!)
- Once you’re ready, take the evaluation survey here
As a note, if you do want to evaluate all of the documents in the testing package you’ll need to take the survey multiple times. To do this, go through the survey the first time for whichever part you are evaluating. Go all the way to the end until you reach the “thanks for taking this” page. After that, exit out of your browser window. Then clear your cookies or cache or open up an incognito window and then reuse the survey link. Do this each time you take the survey. We know it’s a bit cumbersome but we thank you for your patience!
All of these Data Stories are meant to expand the discussion around how people with different interests in archaeology can cultivate additional data literacy skills using creative media. So if you’re interested, please follow up and check out these Data Stories once we’ve finished them. Thanks for being one of our tell-all testers!