Elizabeth DiLuzio

RoE TIG Week: What Do Evaluators Mean by “Context?” by Sarah Mason

Greetings from the Center for Research Evaluation! I am Sarah Mason—an Australian evaluator working in Mississippi—here to talk about contextually responsive evaluation. Like many evaluators, I’ve had regular conversations about the idea that context matters in evaluation. Context matters Context matters in our line of work because there’s no universal ‘right way’ to do an …

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RoE TIG Week: Evaluation Capacity Building Interventions & Sustainable Evaluation Practice: Research & Practice by Jay Wade

Hello, AEA folks!  My name is Jay Wade, and I am the Evaluation Director of Planning, Implementation and Evaluation Org (PIE Org), a non-profit consultancy in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in evaluation capacity building (ECB).  I have worked with a colleague, Dr. Leanne Kallemeyn of Loyola University Chicago, to study whether and how ECB interventions …

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RoE TIG Week: The Influence of Gatekeeping in Evaluation by Travis R. Moore

I am Travis R. Moore, a PhD Candidate in the Civil Society and Community Research program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lori Bakken is a professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies at the UW-Madison and an Evaluation Specialist for the UW Division of Extension, and Luke Carmichael Valmadrid is an EQUITY-concentrated …

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RoE TIG Week: What is This Thing Called Theory Knitting? by Sebastian Lemire

Hi fellow evaluators. I am Sebastian Lemire of Abt Associates, and I am kicking off the Research on Evaluation (RoE) AEA365 Blog Week on behalf of the RoE TIG Leadership. This week’s blogs will showcase current research on the methods, contexts, activities, effects, and best practices within evaluation. Each blog highlights implications for how we …

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Lean Data in Action by Elizabeth DiLuzio, Christa Perfit, and Nate Mandel

Hi AEA! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, AEA365 curator and Manager of Evaluation + Strategy at Good Shepherd Services. I’m back to follow up on my November 2nd post about lean data. Today I’ll be interviewing two rockstars in the field of evaluation – Christa Perfit, Senior Manager of Monitoring + Evaluation at City Harvest (CH), and …

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R Week: Using R to Create and Update Reports by Dana Wanzer

Hi! I’m Dana Wanzer, assistant professor of psychology in evaluation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and avid #EvalTwitter user!  My last “a-ha!” moment using R, and the one that has solidified that I am never going back to my previous statistical software, was when I realized how quickly and easily I could create reports.  Have …

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R Week: How We Moved Our Entire Team to R by Ava Elliott

Hi, I’m Ava Elliott, Senior Research Assistant at Public Profit, an evaluation and strategy consulting firm located in Oakland, California. Last year, we decided to hang up our SPSS hat and take the leap to R. It was not an easy decision to make. Being consultants, we need to be able to work quickly and …

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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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R Week: Fundamental Data Tasks in R by Eric Einspruch

Hi, I’m Eric Einspruch, Principal of ELE Consulting, LLC. R has been my primary data analysis tool for the past few years. Once you have installed R and a graphical user interface such as RStudio, it’s time to get to work. Before you start, you need to install the packages that you want to use. …

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