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Module 1A: Frame the Problem
Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and ...
Module 2A: Find Existing Data
Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosin...
Module 2E: Avoid Data Pitfalls
Data is most powerful when you understand its limits. This module will give you the knowledge to thi...
Module 3: Find Meaning in the Data
Charts are a powerful way to explore data. This module will teach you to build and interpret Excel c...
Module 4A: Tell Stories with Data
After you have gained insight from data, you need to persuasively communicate what you have learned....

Latest News from SAVI

Matt Nowlin to Present at the City of Indianapolis’ Dashboard Open House

Matt Nowlin, GIS Analyst is presenting on the importance of data and dashboards at the City of Indianapolis’ Dashboard Open House on ...

Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, Interviewed for June WIBC Article

Eric Berman, chief political correspondent/statehouse bureau chief, WIBC-FM/Network Indiana, interviewed Matt Nowlin, research analyst,

Neighborhood Change Study in a Front Page IBJ Article

Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, was interviewed for an article by Hayleigh Colombo in the Indianapolis Business Journal. This article ...

Explore Changes in your Neighborhood with this SAVI App

SAVI is excited to introduce the Neighborhood Change app, which allows you to explore the data we used in our newest Community Trends ...

Sharon Kandris of the Polis Center Selected as Network Steward of the Year

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) has named Sharon Kandris, associate director at The Polis Center (IUPUI), as ...

Social Media Coordinator–Intern

The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a talented person who wants to make a difference. In this role, you will be promoting the SAVI ...

Polis Center, City of Indianapolis, GIPC to Receive National Award for IndyVitals

The Polis Center at IUPUI, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, are pleased ...

SAVI Talks: Public Transit in Marion County

Join us Thursday, September 14! Our fall SAVI Talks event will cover public transit in Marion County and feature data findings from our

SAVI Talks! Unequal Access

Our SAVI Talks! program on tobacco retail access in the Indianapolis metro area on June 29 was a resounding success, imparting critical

SAVI Talks! Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

Did you know? In 2016, the smoking rates of the five healthiest states ranged from 9.1-13.8%. Indiana ranks 39th with a smoking rate of