Sheila Robinson

Kat Athanasiades on Get Graphic for Better Conversation Facilitation: Graphic Recording at Evaluation 2013

Hi, this is Kat Athanasiades from Innovation Network. Our team is especially engaged in improving how evaluation information is communicated, and to that end we thought we would do some graphic recording at Evaluation 13! That’s me, working on the graphic recording of an Evaluation 13 session about advocacy evaluation. What is graphic recording? Graphic …

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Mallory Johnson on Release the Data: Data Scraping Tools for the Computer Programming-Challenged and the Programming Novice

Hi!  I’m Mallory Johnson, an Evaluation Specialist with the UC Davis Schools of Health Evaluation Unit.  Have you been frustrated by webpages that allow you to view data in a browser, but don’t have export or download functions?  Government websites in particular often post useful evaluation information in useless formats.  After all, that table is …

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Laura Beals on How Nonprofits can Support Academic Research Requests

Hello! I am Laura Beals and I am an internal evaluator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS). JF&CS is a large nonprofit social service agency located just outside of Boston, MA. As we are surrounded by 58 institutions of higher learning, we have many opportunities to leverage students and faculty in order to increase …

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Jason Ravitz on Using Within-Teacher Comparisons to Evaluate an Intervention at the Individual and District Level

Hi, my name is Jason Ravitz, an Independent Research and Evaluation Professional and former Director of Research for the Buck Institute for Education, where my job included evaluating project-based learning (PBL) impacts.Here is a district-level approach developed with Melissa “Missy” Rowe, Executive Director of Assessment and Research at Grand Prairie ISD in Grand Prairie, TX. …

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Nicole Vicinanza on Connecting to AEA and a Chance to Win a Prize from SAGE

I’m Nicole Vicinanza, a Senior Research Associate at JBS International, and a member of the AEA Board.  As part of our work on the board, we seek input from AEA members and other stakeholders so that we can establish policies that help AEA as an association better succeed in our mission, attain our vision and …

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Sheila B. Robinson on Theory of Change vs Logic Model – A LinkedIn Discussion

I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. You’ve probably read about AEA’s LinkedIn page for fabulous free discussion about anything evaluation. Today, I want to highlight one particular discussion that has sparked a good deal of participation from a diverse group of evaluators. Terminology has always been a sticky point for …

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ICT4D for MEAL Week: Suzanne Andrews and Shaun Ferris on Farmbook

Greetings from Catholic Relief Services (CRS)! We, Suzanne Andrews and Shaun Ferris, from the Baltimore-based Agriculture and Livelihoods Program, presented at the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Washington DC on a Farmbook suite of on/off line tools to help us to better build capacity, gather data and develop business plans with smallholder farmers. Lesson …

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ICT4D for MEAL Week: Marianna Hensley on Beware the Lure of Real-time Data!

Hi, my name is Marianna Hensley, Program Quality Manger for Health with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in India. I currently support the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND) project that CRS implements in partnership with Dimagi, Inc. and Vatsalya. The ReMiND project works with government community health workers (CHW) to improve the frequency and quality …

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ICT4D for MEAL Week: Shenkut Ayele on Early Warning and Response System Innovation through SMS in Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Shenkut Ayele, Early Warning Assessment and Response Manager with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for the Joint Emergency Operation (JEOP) in Ethiopia. JEOP is a USAID-funded emergency food assistance program that over two years is providing food aid to almost 1 million people. The program operates across Ethiopia and is a partnership …

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