Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation

Linda Delaney on Training Stakeholders for Empowerment Evaluation

My name is Linda F. Delaney and I serve as a program evaluator for my own company (LFD Consulting, LLC) in Marion, Arkansas.  Since 2005, I have worked closed with Dr. David Fetterman as an evaluator for the Minority Sub-recipient Grant Office at the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (UAPB).  I also serve …

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Cassie Bowman on Empowerment Evaluation in NASA’s Public Engagement Program

My name is Cassie Bowman. As the coordinator of NASA’s Mars student intern program, I’ve looked for ways to continuously improve the experience for the student, teacher, and scientist participants. My tip is that empowerment evaluation, used in a modified format, can be an excellent way to make improvements to a program that has constantly …

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Nicole Vicinanza on Explaining Random Sampling to Stakeholders

Hi, my name is Nicole Vicinanza and I’m a Senior Research Associate with JBS International, a consulting firm. In my consulting work, one of my roles is to provide technical assistance in evaluation to community based organizations, government programs and service providers whose primary job is not evaluation. Hot Tip: How do you explain random …

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Jean Eells on Institutional Ethnography

My name is Jean Eells and I am an independent evaluator in central Iowa.  I am drawn to projects that are complex and have seemingly intractable problems, due in part, because we always look at them in the same way.  Being able to see clearly is sometimes half the challenge of designing an evaluation. Hot …

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David Fetterman on Participation and Collaboration

My name is David Fetterman, and I am President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates (with 25 years of experience at Stanford University).  I work in many areas of evaluation including, as you may know – empowerment evaluation.  One of my primary concerns is fostering collaboration in evaluation.  I have presented a few FREE tools …

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