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Technology Director - American Evaluation Association

John Wedman on Using the Performance Pyramid in Evaluation

Hello. I’m John Wedman, an administrator at the University of Missouri and former business owner. One of our business services was evaluating corporate training programs. Not surprisingly, some programs fell short of producing the desired results. Was the training lacking or was something else going on? Answering that question led us to develop the Performance …

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SIOP Week: Elizabeth Rupprecht on Using mTurk to Collect Evaluation Data

Hello! I’m Elizabeth Rupprecht, an Industrial Organizational Psychology graduate student at Saint Louis University.  I would like to tell you more about a great resource for collecting national or international evaluation data—Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk). mTurk is normally used to provide organizations with assistance completing tasks. Typically, an organization will set up a “task,” such as …

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SIOP Week: Stephen Axelrad on I-O Psychology and Evaluation

My name is Stephen Axelrad.  I am a Human Capital consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.  For almost a decade, in both my doctoral training and professional life, I have had one foot in the evaluation world and one foot in the industrial-organizational psychology (I-O) world.  Both disciplines use behavioral and social science research to solve …

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SIOP Week: Dale S. Rose on Organization Development: A Program Worth Evaluating (Logically)

Hello. My name is Dale S. Rose. I am the President of 3D Group, a firm that has done program evaluation, 360 degree feedback and employee surveys since 1994. One of the thorns in the side of Organization Development has always been the nagging lack of a cohesive theory about how to successfully create change. …

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SIOP Week: E. Jane Davidson on SIOP and AEA’s best-kept secrets!

My name is Jane Davidson and I run an evaluation consulting business called Real Evaluation Ltd. I also run a fun blog with Patricia Rogers at GenuineEvaluation.com. My doctoral training was in organizational psychology (with some industrial psyc at Master’s level), which is the career I was pursuing when I stumbled across evaluation. I was …

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SIOP Week: Eduardo Salas on I-O Psychology and Evaluation: Where Do They Meet?

Hello, I’m Eduardo Salas, professor at the University of Central Florida and President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). I am pleased to introduce you to SIOP and the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as well as explain how evaluation and I-O intersect. SIOP is the premier membership organization for …

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Dawn Henderson and Ebun Odeneye on Tips and Strategies for Internal Program Evaluators

Our names are Dawn Henderson and Ebun Odeneye. We are members of the 2010-2011 cohort of the AEA Graduate Diversity Education Internship (GEDI) Program. New internal evaluators often struggle with balancing general program duties with evaluation-specific responsibilities, so we will be sharing some effective tips to help evaluators facing this same challenge. Hot Tip: As …

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Oscar Chavez on Lessons Learned in Evaluating High School Mathematics Curriculums

I am Oscar Chavez, assistant professor at the University of Missouri, co-PI of the COSMIC project. We are examining secondary students’ mathematics learning from textbooks embodying two distinct approaches to content organization: an integrated approach (e.g., Core-Plus Mathematics) and a subject-specific course approach (students follow an Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II sequence). The study was …

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Jeremy Jewell on Using Wait List Control Groups in Evaluation

Hi, my name is Dr. Jeremy Jewell, and I am an Associate Professor in the Clinical Child and School Psychology Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For several years, I have helped our local probation department evaluate various risk assessment measures as well as programs for probationees. When evaluating the effectiveness of a program, one …

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Alison Mendoza and Yusuf Ransome on GEDI Intern Reflections of the AEA Annual Conference

We are Alison Mendoza and Yusuf Ransome, interns in AEA’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program.  GEDI interns are graduate students in various disciplines in the social sciences who, through a nine-month internship and participation in various workshops throughout the year, gain hands-on experience in evaluation. GEDI interns also receive support from experienced mentors both …

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