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Using Developmental Evaluation to Design and Implement Public Health Programs During Times of Crisis by Emily Costello, Julia Bleser, Tracy Wharton, Shakiera Causey, and Oscar Espinosa

Hello, we are Emily Costello, Julia Bleser, Tracy Wharton, Shakiera Causey, and Oscar Espinosa, and are the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ Research and Evaluation Team. For the last few years, we have been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate public health-focused programs addressing many of the challenges and …

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Including Costs in Evaluation: Why and How by Brian Yates

Hi! I’m Brian Yates, co-chair of the Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, and Economics TIG, founded in 2004. I supervise evaluation theses and dissertations at the Program Evaluation Research Lab (PERL) at American University in Washington DC, in our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Hot Tips: “Cost-effective” doesn’t simply mean “cheap.” “Cost-beneficial” doesn’t simply mean “it’s worth it.” …

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DVR TIG Week: Interactive Dashboards in Excel: A Cost Effective, Easy-to-Learn Alternative by Shelly Engelman & Tom Withee

Hello all! This is Shelly Engelman and Tom Withee, and we love communicating stories with data and data visualizations. Like many trying out data viz, we initially hopped on the bandwagon with several Business Intelligence platforms. However, we quickly ran into several of the following impediments: Too time-consuming to generate dashboards for one-off surveys Too …

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Experiments TIG Week: Biggest Complaints: Experiments have limited external validity, take too long, and cost too much by Laura Peck

Welcome to the final installment of the Design & Analysis of Experiments TIG-sponsored week of AEA365.  It’s Laura Peck of Abt Associates, here again to address some complaints about experiments. Experiments have limited external validity Experimental evaluation designs are often thought to trade internal validity (ability to claim cause-and-effect between program and impact) with external …

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Sarah Singer on The Value of Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation

Hi, I’m Sarah Singer, Research Associate at Hezel Associates in Syracuse, NY. I am not an expert in cost analysis by a long shot, but have become increasingly aware of its potential as a component of a program evaluation, particularly for education programs. My post today offers my reflections and some things to consider, from …

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PD Presenters: Brian Yates on Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation. Part IV: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Cost-Utility Analysis

Hi! I’m Brian Yates. This is the fourth piece in a series of AEA365’s on using costs in evaluation. I started using costs as well as outcomes in my program evaluations in the mid-1970s, when I joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at American University in Washington, DC. Today I’m still including costs …

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PD Presenters Week: Brian Yates on Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation. Part III: Cost-Benefit Analysis

“But wait — there’s more!” Hi! I’m Brian Yates. Yes, this is the third piece in a series of “AEA365’s” on using cost data in evaluation … and not entirely inappropriate for your former AEA Treasurer to author. (I’m also Professor in the Department of Psychology at American University in Washington, DC.) My past two …

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WE Week: Matthew Von Hendy on High Quality Low Cost Research Resources For Evaluators

Hello! My name is Matthew Von Hendy, I am the owner of Green Heron Information Services, which provides research and information services to evaluation professionals.  I love helping connect people with the information that they need to solve problems or make decisions. Many evaluators are working in budget constrained environments which can make accessing the …

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CEA Affiliate Week: Jonathan Margolin on Online Activity Logs: Low Cost and High Impact for Multisite Evaluations

My name is Jonathan Margolin, and I am a senior researcher in the Education Program at American Institutes for Research, where I work primarily in the State and Local Evaluation Center. One common challenge when evaluating the implementation of educational programs is to understand how the program is interpreted and adapted by teachers and schools. …

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OPEN Week: Kelly Smith on Presenting about Cost Analysis at a Local Conference

My name is Kelly Smith, and I’m an evaluator, policy analyst and economist at ECONorthwest, a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been a devoted member of OPEN (Oregon Program Evaluators Network), an AEA affiliate, since I was introduced to it in graduate school in 2007. OPEN works hard to provide our members with a …

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