Sheila Robinson

Sheila B. Robinson on “Ancora Imparo Valutazione” (I am still learning evaluation)!

Hello! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Leader Volunteer Curator. I teach Program Evaluation Methods at University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, and am a grant coordinator for Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY. In my spare time, I read, learn and blog about evaluation, and it’s no exaggeration to say I never come …

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CP TIG Week: Melissa Strompolis and Suzanne Sutphin on Measuring Well-Being in Child Welfare

Hi!  We are Melissa Strompolis and Suzanne Sutphin.  Melissa is a Research Associate at the Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS) in the College of Social Work at The University of South Carolina.  Suzanne is a Research Assistant Professor at CCFS.  We are both evaluators of South Carolina’s Child and Family Services Review (CFSR).  …

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CP TIG Week: Nidal Karim on Innovating for Gender Transformative M&E

Greetings! I am Nidal Karim, Gender and Empowerment Impact Measurement Sr. Advisor at CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment defines CARE’s programs worldwide. This means, on a daily basis, I have to think about how to pursue meaning and justice in monitoring & evaluation (M&E) …

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CP TIG Week: Susan Wolfe on Presenting Data on Health Disparities

My name is Susan Wolfe and I am the owner of Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that applies Community Psychology principles to strengthening organizations and communities.  Most of the evaluation work I do is with federally funded Healthy Start programs that are working to reduce disparities in infant mortality rates. According to …

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CP TIG Week: Helen Singer, Sally Thigpen, and Natalie Wilkins on Understanding Evidence: CDC’s Interactive Tool to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making

Greetings! We are Helen Singer, Sally Thigpen, and Natalie Wilkins from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are excited to share with you a new tool developed in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention called Understanding Evidence. Understanding Evidenceis an interactive web resource that supports public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around …

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CP TIG Week: Tara Gregory and Bailey Blair on Using Qualitative Data as a Catalyst for Youth Empowerment

We’re Tara Gregory, Director of Research and Evaluation, and Bailey Blair, Youth Leadership in Kansas Program Associate, at Wichita State University’s Center for Community Support and Research (CCSR).  CCSR was awarded a grant last year by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to provide technical assistance and research services to leadership groups for …

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CP TIG Week: Theresa Armstead on Representing Values in Evaluation Practice: A Balancing Act

I am Theresa Armstead, a behavioral scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. I am a co-chair for the Community Psychology Topical Interest Group.   This week’s theme is Pursuing Meaning, Justice, and Well-Being in 21st Century Evaluation Practice. The theme is a blend of …

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Donna Fujimoto-Saka on Evaluation Capacity Building: Top Five Lessons Learned From Technical Assistance Efforts

My name is Donna Fujimoto-Saka, an evaluation specialist with the System Planning and Improvement Section (SPIS) within the Hawaii State Department of Education since 2007. In 2011, the internal evaluators were asked to support the evaluation needs of the Hawaii’s Race to the Top (RTTT) grant.  This post summarizes some of the lessons that I …

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Lisa R. Holliday on Using Microsoft Access to Code Qualitative Data

I am Lisa R. Holliday, an Evaluation Associate at The Evaluation Group in Columbia, SC.  I was on an evaluation team that recently completed a needs assessment in a large rural school district.  On one survey, there were 3,277 student responses to two open-ended questions. Initially, I planned to take a sample, rather than analyze …

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on So many to choose from: How to Select Organizations for a Site Visit

Greetings. We are Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Health Policy and Research. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team evaluating the Massachusetts Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI), a 3-year, statewide, multi-site demonstration project engaging 46 primary care practices in organizational transformation to adopt this …

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