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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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Susan Kistler on 25 Low-cost/no-cost Tech Tools for Data Visualization and Reporting

I am Susan Kistler, the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association and the owner of iMeasureMedia. I usually don’t mention the latter on aea365, but today I want to be clear that I’m wearing my iMeasureMedia hat since AEA does not endorse particular products or services. Last week, at Evaluation 2012, I gave a …

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Susan Kistler on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators and Winning a Copy of NodeXL Guide

I am Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and regular aea365 Saturday contributor. I wanted to take today and build on Marc Smith’s post from yesterday regarding NodeXL. Marc has been kind enough to do a bit of coaching to help get us up to speed on the use of this free tool, …

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Susan Kistler on 40+ Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler. I am the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. At AEA’s annual conference in Anaheim earlier this month LaMarcus Bolton and I gave a demonstration of low-cost/no-cost tools for evaluators. We shared great tools that we’ve used, ones recommended by colleagues via aea365, and …

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