Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation

Inspiring data excitement at Evaluation 2019 by Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo

Hi! We are Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo at Professional Data Analysts (PDA), a public health evaluation firm based in Minneapolis, MN. We look forward to meeting many of you at the annual AEA conference this week! Have you ever had that feeling of sheer giddiness when you get your first peek …

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Collaborative Mapping: A Participatory Technique for Understanding the Program by Steve Wallis and Bernadette Wright

Hello, we’re Steve Wallis of Project FAST and Bernadette Wright of Meaningful Evidence. When you’re evaluating a program, understanding it from stakeholder’s perspectives is critical for ensuring that your evaluation is relevant. Incorporating stakeholder perspectives also builds relationships and trust. It also helps ensure that your evaluation is done with cultural competence, integrity, and respect …

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Stakeholder Involvement and Collaboration in Evaluation by Lindsay Anderson

Hi there!  My name is Lindsay Anderson.  I am a PhD student at the University of Minnesota studying Organizational Leadership and Policy Development with an emphasis in Evaluation Studies.  Having worked in social work before returning to school, I hold a high value on the importance of relationships and the notion that working together leads …

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Using evaluation methods to improve program outcomes by Nicky Grist

Hi, I’m Nicky Grist of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund). When I read that AEA members are interested in “how evaluators collaborate with stakeholders to apply findings of the evaluation to improving their initiative,” I knew I had to share the story of my most successful evaluation project ever. In 2016 the …

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MVE TIG Week: Collaborative Evaluations in Military Contexts by Julianne Rush-Manchester

Collaborative evaluation principles have been used to bolster projects and gain representative stakeholder input. I’m Julianne Rush-Manchester of the Military and Veterans TIG. I’m an implementation science and evaluation professional working in the Department of Defense. I’ve learned some tips for facilitating stakeholder input in clinical settings that may be more hierarchical (rather than collaborative) …

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Graphic Recording as an evaluation tool in community engaged research by Clara Pelfrey, Johnine Byrne and Darcy Freedman

Hello! I’m Clara Pelfrey, Translational Research Evaluation TIG past chair and evaluator for the Clinical and Translation Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University. I’m joined by graphic recorder Johnine Byrne, owner of See Your Words, and Darcy Freedman, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN). We’d like to extend our …

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Using Google Sheets and Forms and Zoom to Remotely Facilitate an Empowerment Evaluation Exercise by David Fetterman, Jason Ravitz, and Kathy Haynie

Jason Ravitz (Google) and David Fetterman (Fetterman & Associates, past-president of AEA, and founder of empowerment evaluation) have been using empowerment evaluation in various educational settings, including a graduate school program and with Kathy Haynie (Haynie Research and Evaluation) and Tom McKlin (The Findings Group), in our work with two computer science education evaluation learning …

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AZENet Week: Addressing Social Equity In and With Professional Evaluator Events by Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, Nicole Huggett, and Deven Wisner

We are Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, Nicole Huggett, and Deven Wisner, the 2017-2018 conference planning committee for the AEA Arizona Local Affiliate, the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet). This year, we built off of the momentum from the inspiring #Eval17 AEA conference, to bring focus and meaningful attention to inclusion and equity in evaluative practice at our …

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SEA PD Week: Bringing Stakeholders’ “Ways of Knowing” into Participatory Evaluation by Steve Mumford

Greetings! I am Steve Mumford, New Orleans resident and Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA) member. When you read this, fingers crossed, I will have just completed a PhD in Public Policy & Administration, concentrating in program evaluation, from George Washington University. I am writing this to share insights from my dissertation research. This research focused on …

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Using Participatory Video Evaluation (PVE) to increase community engagement and empowerment in the communities of Ndaleta (Tanzania) and Bitilinyu (Malawi) by Miki Tsukamoto

Hello! My name is Miki Tsukamoto and I am a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). What if video could be used as the “spark” to increase the engagement and interest of communities in your programmes? Recently, I had an opportunity to be part of …

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