Sheila Robinson

Ed Eval Week: Silvana Bialosiewicz on Tips for Collecting Valid and Reliable Data from Children

Hi! I’m Silvana Bialosiewicz, an advanced doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Senior Research Associate at the Claremont Evaluation Center. My goal as an applied researcher is to help develop and disseminate “best-practices” for high-quality evaluation of programs that serve children. Today I’d like to share some strategies for collecting valid and reliable …

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Ed Eval Week: Susan Shebby and Sheila Arens on Using Evaluation to Support the Sustainability of District Grant Initiatives

Hello. We are Susan Shebby and Sheila Arens, evaluators from Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). In this post, we want to share our experience with a district working to implement a federal grant in two schools. When the grant was awarded, it received a great deal of attention throughout the district and community. …

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Ed Eval Week: Kelly Murphy on Sensitively Measuring Program Impact

Hi! I am Kelly Murphy, a Doctoral Candidate in Applied Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University and a new Member-At-Large in the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation TIG. Over the past five years I have had the pleasure of working on an evaluation of a large multi-site out-of-school time (OST) program that serves over 15,000 K-12 students. …

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Ed Eval Week: Shelly Engelman and Brandi Campbell on The Advantages of Using Retrospective Surveys

Hi! This is Shelly Engelman and Brandi Campbell with The Findings Group, LLC, a private evaluation firm in Atlanta, GA. Evaluators typically implement pre/post surveys to assess programmatic impact on participants.  However, pre/post surveys are plagued by challenges: 1. Participants have difficulty responding to the “pre” survey items because they have little knowledge of the …

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Ed Eval Week: Tiffany Berry on Resources for Educational Evaluators

Hello! My name is Tiffany Berry and I am a research associate professor at Claremont Graduate University, associate director of the Claremont Evaluation Center, and the chair for the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation TIG. Welcome to our 3rd annual sponsored AEA365 week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. For those who are unfamiliar with our TIG, …

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Sheila B. Robinson on Being an AEA365 Sponsored Weeks Archaeologist!

Hello! Sheila B. Robinson here, guest posting for Susan Kistler, our regular Saturday contributor. I work in PK12 education at Greece Central School District, and in higher education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. As aea365’s current Lead Volunteer Curator, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of groups – …

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SNA TIG Week: Maryann Durland on Analyzing Multiple Relationships in UCINET

Hi, I’m Maryann Durland, Co-Chair of the Social Network Analysis TIG and owner of Durland Consulting, where we specialize in social network analysis. In this post, I show how to enter data into UCINET for a network where you are measuring multiple types of relationships. An NGO recently wanted to understand how a network of …

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SNA TIG Week: Simon Geletta on Analyzing Hospital Visitation Data in Gephi

Greetings! I am Simon Geletta – Program Co-Chair for the SNA-TIG and associate professor of public health atDes Moines University in Iowa. In this post, I illustrate how I used the open-source softwareGephi to conduct a social network analysis of hospital visitation patterns in Iowa. Hospital utilization patterns are important to healthcare services research because …

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SNA TIG Week: Jes Koepfler and Derek Hansen on Manipulating Network Graph Aesthetics in NodeXL to Visualize Online Community Engagement

Hello there! This is Jes Koepfler, Principal of UXR Consulting in Philadelphia, PA, and a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland in Information Studies, and Derek Hansen, Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University in the Information Technology department and one of the team members behind NodeXL. We are working with some of our colleagues at the Information Policy and Access …

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SNA TIG Week: Castle Sinicrope on Picking Your Social Network Analysis Software

Hello all, I’m Castle Sinicrope, Webmaster for the Social Network Analysis TIG since 2011 and Policy Analyst at Social Policy Research Associates, a research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm in Oakland, CA. For newcomers to social network analysis, picking the right software package can be a daunting task. Here’s an overview of four commonly used tools …

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