LA RED TIG Week: Latinx-LGBTQ Intersectionality – Implications for Culturally Responsive Evaluation by David Garcia and Gregory Phillips II

Hola/Hello! We are Dr. David Garcia, a bilingual/bicultural Latinx public health researcher with extensive experience working with LGBTQ and Latinx communities, and Dr. Gregory Phillips II, an HIV epidemiologist with over a decade of work in culturally responsive evaluation with LGBTQ populations. As our political climate continues to unjustly target and stigmatize many populations, we …

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LA RED TIG Week: Centering Latina/o/x Voices in Evaluation Practice by Grisel M. Robles-Schrader and Robin Horner

Saludos/Greetings I’m Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, Director of Evaluation, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs), and Director of the Applied Practice Experience at Northwestern University. I am also co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. And I’m Robin Horner, a member of La RED and the evaluation manager with Korwin Consulting, an evaluation and planning firm …

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MVE TIG Week: Military Evaluation Methods: Maintaining Rigor when Context Limits Design Choices by Stephen Axelrad and Lara Hilton

Hello! It’s Stephen Axelrad and Lara Hilton, the Co-Chairs of the Military and Veteran Evaluation TIG. We will be sharing experiences evaluating military programs where context can sometime constrain design. This information should be of interest to a broad group of evaluators who assess programs where the setting may dictate or limit the kinds of …

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MVE TIG Week: Emerging Health Topic: Electronic Cigarette use Among Military Personnel by Rhodri Dierst-Davies

Hi, my name is Rhodri Dierst-Davies, an evaluation specialist with Deloitte Consulting LLP working out of our Government & Public Services (GPS) practice. Similar to civilian populations, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has steadily increased among Active Duty and Reserve personnel over the past decade. While e-cigarettes are now more popular than traditional cigarettes …

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MVE TIG Week: Lessons Learned Working with the Military by Pam Imm and Abraham Wandersman

Greetings from Pam Imm and Abe Wandersman of the Wandersman Center in South Carolina. We’ve been fortunate to be team members evaluating programs across a variety of settings.  In addition, as educators and writers in empowerment evaluation, there have been plenty opportunities to share information about various components of evaluation (e.g., process evaluation, data-informed decision …

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MVE TIG Week: Evaluation Capacity Building in Military Health Evaluation and Beyond by Lara Hilton

My name is Lara Hilton. I am a behavioral scientist conducting program evaluation in military health settings. In today’s post, I’ll share how I build evaluation capacity for clients in my military health practice so they might conduct continuous program improvement once we complete the formal evaluation. This information translates outside military context and will …

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MVE TIG Week: Being at the “tip of the spear” of important social issues: Why evaluators should pay attention to the military in understanding and contributing to positive social change? By Stephen Axelrad

Hello, my name is Stephen Axelrad. I am the founder and chair of the Military and Veteran Evaluation (MVE) Topical Interest Group (TIG).  I am excited to kick off MVE TIG Week on AEA365.  I founded this TIG to raise awareness and promote greater use of AEA guiding principles and evaluation theory and methods in …

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MVE TIG Week: Military and Veterans Topical Interest Group Sponsored Sessions at AEA 2019 by Rhodri Dierst-Davies

Hi, my name is Rhodri Dierst-Davies, an evaluation specialist with Deloitte Consulting LLP working out of our Government & Public Services (GPS) practice. I am also the Program Chair of the Military and Veteran Evaluation (MVE) Topical Interest Group (TIG). This TIG was founded to raise awareness and promote greater use of AEA guiding principles …

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Making Bibliography Sections More User-Friendly by Sara Vaca

Hi again! I’m Sara Vaca, independent evaluation consultant and one of the frequent contributors to Saturday posts in this blog. As a newbie in academic circles (I started writing 5 years ago, shortly after started evaluating), I am going to share my thoughts about bibliography sections, both as an author and as a reader. Basically, …

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Labor Day Week: Laboring to Make Evaluation More Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive by Nora Murphy Johnson

I’m Nora Murphy Johnson, CEO of Inspire to Change. In my role as co-curator of this week’s post on the labor of evaluation, I dug deep into Robert Ingle Service Award archives. What did I learn? I learned that the evaluation profession is shaped by members who hold a vision for what evaluation could be, …

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