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ITE TIG Week: Research on Evaluation: Describing the Use of Technology in the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Space by Linda Raftree and Michael Harnar

Hello! It’s Linda Raftree and Michael Harnar here, both fresh from the MERL Tech Conference in Washington, DC September 4-6, 2019. Linda is the organizer of the conference, which brings together a multidisciplinary community of evaluators, non-profit professionals, data scientists, government agencies and funders to learn and share their work and their challenges in responsibly …

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Advocacy vs Objectivity in Evaluation by Yuan(Linda) Zhou

Hello everyone! I am Yuan (Linda) Zhou. Besides academic training in agricultural economics. I am a current student of Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation at Carleton University (Ontario, CA).  As I am learning and practicing evaluation along with the program, I am building my understanding in research paradigms. I am especially interested …

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ICCE TIG Week: Data privacy starts at the design phase! By Linda Raftree

Linda Raftree, Digital Safeguarding Consultant, here to remind us that data privacy starts at the design phase. These days, discussion about data privacy and security seems to be everywhere. This increase in awareness has been spurred in part by legislation like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however high profile data breaches and manipulation …

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WE Affiliate Week: The Politics of Evaluation and the Evaluation of Politics by Linda Stern

I’m Linda Stern, director of monitoring, evaluation and learning at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where my team and I evaluate international programs that strengthen democratic processes and institutions. As noted by the Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) community, development is not simply a technical process, but a political process — sometimes constraining  development and …

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Creating Solid Interview Guides by Laura Sefton and Linda Cabral

Greetings! We are Laura Sefton from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research and Linda Cabral from Care Transformation Collaborative-Rhode Island. When choosing qualitative interviews as the data collection method for your evaluation project, developing an appropriate interview guide is key to gathering the information you need. The interviews should …

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DG TIG Week: Evaluating Political Networks for Democratic Change by Linda Stern

My name is Linda Stern, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) at the National Democratic Institute.  One challenge to evaluating democracy assistance programs is developing comparative metrics for change in political networks overtime. The dynamism within political networks and the fluidity of the political environments make traditional cause-and-effect frameworks and indicators superficial for capturing …

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Approaching Document Review in a Systematic Way by Linda Cabral

Greetings AEA365 readers.  I’m Linda Cabral from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research.  Many evaluations that I’ve been a part of in my 15+ year career have required a review of existing program documents.  This has involved a range of documents such as program descriptions, meeting minutes, proposals and …

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Experiments TIG Week: Melinda Davis on Research Designs and the Control Group Problem

I am Melinda Davis, a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in Psychology, coordinate the Program Evaluation and Research Methods minor, and serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences.  In an ideal world, evaluation studies compare two groups that differ only on the treatment assignment.  Unfortunately, …

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LAWG Week: Linda Vo-Green, Krista Collins and Lindsey Barranco on Starting your Atlanta Itinerary

Hello again! We are Linda Vo-Green, Krista Collins and Lindsey Barranco of the Atlanta-area Evaluation Association (AaEA), and your chairs for the Local Arrangements Working Group for Evaluation 2016 in Atlanta. This week we want to help you prepare for your trip and get excited about all the things Atlanta has to offer! Hot Tip: …

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DOVP Week: Linda Thurston on Knowing your Stakeholders

My name is Linda Thurston and I serve as the associate dean for research in the college of education and Kansas State University. I have been a member of AEA for 16 years and have been co-chair of the Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations TIG. Lesson Learned: Have you thought about the potential characteristics of …

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