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gLOCAL Evaluation Week: Connecting People, Places, and Ideas by Shaha Zehra & Leonardo Lemes

We are Shaha Zehra, Evaluation Consultant and Leonardo Lemes, Senior Operations Officer, both writing from the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and affiliated with the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). In June 2019, our partner, the CLEAR Initiative launched gLOCAL Evaluation Week with an aim to reach more people in more places by fostering local, regional, and global knowledge …

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Notetaking For Observation And Participant Observation Part 4 by Beverly Peters

Hello again! I am Beverly Peters, a faculty member in Measurement and Evaluation at American University. This is the final article in a 4 part series on Using Observation and Participant Observation for Monitoring and Evaluation. In the previous article of this series, we discussed what to observe when engaging in observation and participant observation. This …

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DVR TIG Week: VirBela (Avatar-based Communication Platform): An Alternative to Zoom-Fatigue by David Fetterman

Hi! I’m David Fetterman, President & CEO, Fetterman and Associates, past-president of AEA, founder of empowerment evaluation, author/editor of 17 books, and the recipient of both the Lazarsfeld and Myrdal Awards. Tired of meeting on Zoom all day?  Want a bit more than talking heads to keep your colleagues, students, and clients engaged?  Try an …

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DVR TIG Week: Lessons from Instilling a Data Viz Culture by Rocele Estanislao

Greetings from Los Angeles! My name is Rocele Estanislao and I have worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector for over 20 years in program evaluation and data management. I have also had the opportunity to use data visualization in various organizations as a way to shift organizational culture in using data and, at the …

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DVR TIG Week: Breaking the Data Viz and Reporting Rules by Tatiana Masters

Hi, I’m Tatiana Masters of Evaluation Specialists. We help community-based prevention, health promotion, education, and social service programs use research and evaluation to do the most for good. What’s on my mind today is tables. We’re often coached to avoid these dense blocks of numbers. but I’ve come around to thinking that sometimes tables are …

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DVR TIG Week: Location Location: Data Storytelling with Maps by Andrea Miller

I’m Andrea Miller, a hiker and kayaker often disguised as an Evaluation and Analytics consultant. I work in partnership with community-based organizations, municipalities, and state and federal agencies who are concerned with mental health, public health, and housing/homelessness.  I think a lot about the meaning and significance of place, and the solid ground it can …

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DVR TIG Week: Interactive Dashboards in Excel: A Cost Effective, Easy-to-Learn Alternative by Shelly Engelman & Tom Withee

Hello all! This is Shelly Engelman and Tom Withee, and we love communicating stories with data and data visualizations. Like many trying out data viz, we initially hopped on the bandwagon with several Business Intelligence platforms. However, we quickly ran into several of the following impediments: Too time-consuming to generate dashboards for one-off surveys Too …

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DVR TIG Week: Shifting Data Visualization Feedback From Criticism to Curiosity by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim (she/her) of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. I am an evaluation consultant helping organizations build their evaluation capacity and tell their story through data. I am also President Elect of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). Years ago, when I first learned about data visualization, I went all in. I …

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DVR TIG Week: A Sensory Immersion Experience with Data Visualization by Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla

  Hello AEA365 community! I am Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla, Data Research Analyst in the Office of Student Affairs Assessment at Binghamton University.  Before the onset of the pandemic, I had been thinking about data visualization for the blind or vision impaired. Indisputably, applying the common practice of adding image captions to data visualizations is a great …

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PreK-12 Ed Eval TIG Week: Evaluative Thinking in Teacher Mentoring by Leigh M. Tolley

Hi everyone! I’m Leigh M. Tolley, Past Chair of the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) and Assistant Professor, Secondary Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). Since 2019, I have been the Program Co-Coordinator of UL Lafayette’s Mentor Teacher Training Program. Through this program, we recruit, train, and support teachers …

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