Community Psychology

CPE Week: David Fetterman on Empowerment Evaluation: From Ignite Lectures to Wikipedia Postings

Welcome to the CP&E TIG sponsored week of tips and rad resources. I am David Fetterman, past-president of the American Evaluation Association and co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation TIG. I have 25 years of experience at Stanford University. I am the President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting …

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Susan Kistler on the Community Toolbox

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and aea365 Saturday contributor. Today I’m writing from Atlanta and the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute. I wanted to share a bit more about a great resource originally mentioned by Susan Wolfe in her August 2010 post. Rad Resource – The Community Toolbox: The Community Toolbox provided …

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Dawn Henderson on Consider Telling a Story

Hello, I am Dawn Henderson, a doctoral student pursuing a community psychology concentration in the Psychology in the Public Interest program at North Carolina State University. In a faraway land, and maybe for some, right in the backyard we are involved in evaluation work with non-profit organizations. If you are like me, then this experience …

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June Gothberg on Using Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) Software

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, Lead Curator for aea365 and Research Associate at Western Michigan University. As Lead Curator, I am always looking for ways to expand the knowledge of evaluators through hot tips, cool tricks, lessons learned, and rad resources. While working on my dissertation, I made a great find and thought I would …

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Stacy Johnson, Jill Lipski Cain and Liz Radel Freeman on Community Mapping

We are Stacy Johnson, Jill Lipski Cain, and Liz Radel Freeman from the Improve Group in Saint Paul, MN. The Improve Group works with organizations to make the most of information, navigate complexity and ensure their investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. Last November at Evaluation 2011, we presented on a …

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Sara Plachta Elliott on Sparking Collective Learning

Hi, I’m Sara Plachta Elliott, Evaluation Fellow at the Skillman Foundation in Detroit, Michigan, through a grant to Brandeis University’s Center for Youth and Communities. As an Evaluation Fellow, I work with Foundation staff to create learning opportunities that inform the work of improving school and neighborhood conditions for Detroit’s kids.In 2010, Brandeis conducted a …

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Dawn Henderson on Managing Boundaries

Hello, I am Dawn Henderson, a doctoral student in the Psychology in the Public Interest program at North Carolina State University and 2010 – 2011 fellow of the AEA’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI). I am currently working as an evaluator with a community-based organization and wanted to share some tips on managing boundaries. So …

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Loraine Park, Carolyn Verheyen, and Eric Wat on Tips on Asset Mapping

We are a collaborative team from three research and planning firms: Loraine Park (Harder+Company Community Research), Carolyn Verheyen (MIG), and Eric Wat (SSG). As part of a larger community needs assessment, we recently conducted asset mapping in multiple communities. Our aim was to use that process to engage residents and parents in conversations about the …

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Melissa Biel on the Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper

My name is Melissa Biel and I am an independent consultant. I frequently work with hospitals, clinics and community organizations to conduct community health needs assessments. A common component of a community needs assessment is identifying access to primary health care. I have found the Uniform Data System (UDS) and the associated UDS Mapper to …

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