DVR TIG Week: Note-Taking with Flair: Drawing Connections by Michaela Anang and Mindelyn Anderson

Hi, I am Michaela Anang, creative spark seeker and Research and Evaluation Assistant at Mirror Group LLC. Hi, I am Mindelyn Anderson, data viz devotee and Founder + Principal of Mirror Group LLC. With the start of a new decade, Mirror Group LLC is doubling down on our commitment to make data accessible, engaging, and …

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DVR TIG Week: How R Has Helped Me Go From Data Viz Dabbler to Data Viz Pro by David Keyes

I’m David Keyes, founder of R for the Rest of Us. In addition to teaching evaluators and others to use R, I also do data visualization work. Before I learned R, I dabbled in data visualization. Now that I use R regularly, I produce a wide range of high-quality data visualization. R has totally transformed …

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DVR TIG Week: Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020: Tips from our dataviz process by Piper Grandjean Targos and Devin Larsen

Hello! We are Piper Grandjean Targos and Devin Larsen of Ascending Edge Creative Evaluation (EdgeEval), and Kat Athanasiades and Albertina Lopez of the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI). Recently, we collaborated on a report benchmarking foundation evaluation practice. Rad Resource: Check out our hot-off-the-press report, Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020. It offers a window into …

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DVR TIG Week: Journey Mapping: Inspiring Dynamic Participation Through Visual Storytelling by Katherine Haugh and Jenny Nulty (Lyons)

Hello AEA colleagues – Katherine Haugh and Jenny Nulty (Lyons) here. Back in November 2019, we led a session at AEA about using journey mapping as an evaluation tool. We were thrilled to see so much enthusiasm and curiosity about the topic, so below we’ve shared more information and tips for using journey mapping as …

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Evaluation Conferences: To Go or Not To Go, That Is The Question by Sara Vaca

Hi, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and AEA365 frequent contributor, sharing another nugget about my adventures of being an evaluator. Deadlines for presenting proposals for two major evaluation conferences this year –AEA’s Evaluation 2020 and the European Evaluation Society (EES) 2020 Conference — approach, and as every year by this time, I’m in a sea …

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ToE TIG Week: Walking between worlds: Training evaluation scholar-practitioners to conduct RoE by Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler and Erica Echols

We – Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler, and Erica Echols – are doctoral students in the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As part of a recent study on evaluation scholar-practitioner identity, we interviewed students, alumni, and faculty from evaluation doctoral programs. Understanding the ways in which evaluators come …

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ToE TIG Week: Applying Principles of Dialogue Education for Adult Learners of Evaluation by Elizabeth Henry

I’m Elizabeth Henry, and I work as a mixed-methods evaluation researcher in global health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I also teach program evaluation at the Boston University School of Public Health.  As instructors, too often we present content without allowing sufficient space and time for processing.  In this blogpost I’m …

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ToE TIG: Co-Creating a Living Laboratory to Cultivate Socially Responsive Evaluators by Kathleen Doll, Jennifer Villalobos and Leslie Fierro

Greetings! We are Kathleen Doll and Jennifer Villalobos (doctoral students at Claremont Graduate University (CGU)), led by Leslie Fierro (Evaluation Professor at CGU). In Winter 2018 we launched the “Educating Socially Responsive Evaluators Project” with our colleagues at the Community Engagement Center (CEC) at Pitzer College, one of the five undergraduate institutions within the Claremont …

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ToE TIG Week: Applying an Adaptive Change Framework to the Teaching of Evaluation by Kristie A. Thomas

My name is Kristie A. Thomas, PhD, MSW and I am a recipient of the 2019 AEA/SAGE Early Career Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Teaching of Evaluation Topical Interest Group asked me to reflect on what I learned at the conference and share some tips and tricks I have learned from teaching evaluation to graduate-level, …

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ToE TIG Week: Teaching Evaluation Well in Specific Contexts by Sue Hamann

Hello.  My name is Sue Hamann.  I have been a member of AEA for more than 20 years and a practicing evaluator for almost 40 years.  I currently work as a Science Evaluator for the federal government, and I also teach program and policy evaluation.  My students are of two categories: (1) seasoned scientists, PhDs …

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