Effective Data Analysis for Everyone

Data is ubiquitous in our lives and work places, and more data can be easily collected. And those data can, if analyzed correctly, provide insights that lead to better decision making. Martin Monkman will present the key ideas for effective and meaningful data analysis, including sources of existing data, things to think about when collecting new data, analyzing results, and effective presentation and reporting of the data.
Suggested donation: $5.

5:30-6:00: Doors open. schmoozing, coffee, and snacks
6:00-6:10: NetSquared welcome and program updates
6:10-7:00: Presentation by Martin Monkman (w/ Q&A)
7:00-7:30: Mingling, talking about next steps

Martin Monkman
(B.Sc., MA. Provincial Statistician & Director)

Over the past two decades, Martin has built a wide range of experience measuring public sector organizational performance. This range spans designing, implementing, and analyzing client surveys to developing and implementing activity-based costing models. He has specialized in bringing methodological specialization to inform real-world decision-making in the public sector, providing leaders and managers in a variety of organizations the information they need to make effective decisions.

As Provincial Statistician & Director at British Columbia’s statistics bureau (BC Stats), Martin leads a dynamic and innovative team of professional researchers in measuring public sector organizational performance. This includes employee engagement, customer and client satisfaction surveying, and measuring public trust and confidence in public institutions.

For the BC Public Service’s employee engagement surveys, Martin plays a lead role in disseminating the results to executives across the BC Public Service, providing insights into what the data say, and what implications it has for executive decision making.

Martin has also led research exploring voting behavior in B.C., forecasting demand for ambulance services, and public satisfaction with government services. Other projects have included sampling public sector organizations for audit purposes (Office of the Comptroller General), verification of signatories of the anti-HST initiative petition (Elections BC), and providing expert advice on survey methodology in the measurement to determine royalties for the duplication of copyrighted materials (Intellectual Property Branch).

Martin holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Geography from the University of Victoria. Martin serves on the Institute for Citizen Centred Service’s Research Committee and Common Measurements Tool Standards Board, and the Statistical Analysis Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

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