Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Survey Questions: A Warning

I just received the final results from our annual Quality of Life Survey (longitudinal data available on many questions now from 1985-2008!) I'm also finalizing the questions for our Race Relations Progress Report, which is a little complicated this year as we expand the number of populations within which we hope to receive statistically significant results.

So this note was timely, from the linguistically-obsessed folks at Language Log. Just a reminder of some of the pitfalls in constructing and conducting surveys.

Take a look!

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