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Ama Nyame-Mensah on Using & Constructing Likert Scales In Evaluation Research

My name is Ama Nyame-Mensah, and I am a doctoral student in the Social Welfare program at the University of Pennsylvania. Likert scales are commonly used in program evaluation. However, despite their widespread popularity, Likert scales are often misused and poorly constructed, which can result in misleading evaluation outcomes. Consider the following tips when using …

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Jan Losby and Anne Wetmore on Likert Scales—Odd or Even?

We are Jan Losby (a CDC employee) and Anne Wetmore (a former ORISE Fellow at CDC), members of the Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Team in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Inevitably when you start creating a survey and you are using a Likert …

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RoE TIG Week: Evaluator Competencies Assessment Tool (ECAT) by Minji Cho, Ann Marie Castleman, Haley Umans, and Mike Mwirigi

Hi! We are Minji Cho, Ann Marie Castleman, Haley Umans, and Mike Mwirigi. We are students in the Claremont Graduate University’s Evaluation and Applied Research doctoral program. For the past year, we have been developing the Evaluator Competencies Assessment Tool (ECAT) which provides evaluators and researchers with a survey to evaluate competencies in five domains: …

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Quick Reference Guides Evaluators Can’t Live Without by Kelly Robertson

My name is Kelly Robertson, and I work at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University and EvaluATE, the National Science Foundation–funded evaluation hub for Advanced Technological Education. I’m a huge fan of quick reference guides. Quick reference guides are brief summaries of important content that can be used to improve practice in real time. …

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R Week: Process Analysis: Determining Where to Begin with R by Tom McKlin

Hi, I’m Tom McKlin, Executive Director of The Findings Group. We have been transitioning our data analyses and visualizations to R for the past couple of years. The question I faced (and still face) when making this transition was, how can we best apply R to either improve our efficiency, accuracy, or communication of complex …

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R Week: Process Analysis: Determining Where to Begin with R by Tom McKlin

Hi, I’m Tom McKlin, Executive Director of The Findings Group. We have been transitioning our data analyses and visualizations to R for the past couple of years. The question I faced (and still face) when making this transition was, how can we best apply R to either improve our efficiency, accuracy, or communication of complex …

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EPE TIG Week: Testing Ways to Inspire Conservation Action by Shuli Rank

Hi everyone, my name is Shuli Rank and I’m a Research and Evaluation Associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS runs the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo, and conducts local and global conservation and research activities in 16 priority regions around the world. The focus …

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To Midpoint or Not to Midpoint: That is the Question by David Bernstein

I am David Bernstein, owner of DJB Evaluation Consulting and Director of Evaluation for the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church. There is a long running debate among Springsteen fans regarding whether Mary’s dress “waves” or “sways” in the song Thunder Road (1975, Born to Run). For many years, I …

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Data Analysis Basics – Part I by Judy Savageau

Hello! I’m Judy Savageau from the Center for Health Policy and Research  at UMass Medical School. A recent post from Pei-Pei Lei, my colleague in our Office of Survey Research, introduced some options for statistical programming in R. I wondered whether a basic introduction to statistics might be in order for those contemplating ‘where do …

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