Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations

LAWG Week: Jeff Williams on Pre-Pilot Language Testing

Hello! I am Jeff Williams, PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University, member of the evaluation team at CRDF Global, and member of the Washington Evaluators. Today I’ll be sharing tips and tricks about writing surveys for communities that have English as a second language, or which don’t use …

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DOVP Week: June Gothberg on Involving Vulnerable Populations in Evaluation and Research

Greetings, I am June Gothberg, incoming Director of the Michigan Transition Outcomes Project and past co-chair of the Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations topical interest group at AEA.  I hope you’ve enjoyed a great week of information specific to projects involving these populations.  As a wrap up I thought I’d end with broad information on …

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DOVP Week: Anne Chamberlain on Logging your Evaluation Moves

I am Anne Chamberlain, and I am a Senior Research Associate at IMPAQ International, a rapidly-growing social-science research and evaluation firm serving clients in the areas of health; labor and human services; education; survey research; and international development. Recently we have been broadening our experience in researching barriers faced by people with disabilities (PWD), and …

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DOVP Week: Nivedita Ranade and Tom McKlin on The Importance of Nurturing in Mentoring Students with Disabilities (SwD)

Hi! This is Nivedita Ranade and Tom McKlin with The Findings Group.  We are evaluating two federal-level grants that provide mentoring to students with disabilities.  These mentoring relationships are critical to program success because the students see the mentor as their primary source of support.  The program administrators qualified these relationships as “nurturing” because the …

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DOVP Week: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski on Data Sources for Tracking Outcomes of People with and without Disabilities

My name is Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski and I am a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), University of Massachusetts Boston and past co-chair of AEA’s Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations (DOVP) TIG. At ICI, we do a lot of work involving analysis of publicly available datasets to determine outcomes and trends for …

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DOVP Week: Pat Campbell on Diversity, Evaluation, and Better Data

I’m Pat Campbell, president of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.  Under NSF funding, Eric Jolly, president of the Science Museum of  Minnesota and I, with the help of a lot of friends, have been generating research-based tips, such as those below, to improve the accuracy of data collection, the quality of the analysis and the appropriateness of …

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DOVP Week: Linda Thurston on Evaluating Teacher Performance Must Include Students from Vulnerable Populations

Hello from Kansas, the nation’s breadbasket!  I am Linda Thurston, Associate Dean of the College of Education at Kansas State University and long-time member of AEA. I am the 2013 co-chair of AEA’s Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations (DOVP) TIG.  DOVP welcomes you to a week of aea365 articles focused on information and resources to help …

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June Gothberg on How Potent Presentations Changed my Presentation Worldview

Greetings this is June Gothberg, Senior Researcher at Western Michigan University.  A few years ago, I became involved with AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative and worked with Stephanie Evergreen to include universal design principles.  I currently hold a position on the p2i advisory board.  What I didn’t anticipate when I started working with the group is …

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Kathy Muhr, Aniko Laszlo and Alexis Henry on Using Concept Mapping to Evaluate Employment Collaboratives for People with Disabilities.

Hi. We are Kathy Muhr, Aniko Laszlo and Alexis Henry from UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research. Through Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts network of employers and providers that aims to increase employment for people with disabilities, we evaluate and promote programs, policies, and practices related to recruitment, retention, accommodation, and career …

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Karen Vocke on Migrant Evaluation

My name is Karen Vocke, an English Education professor at Western Michigan University.  My work has long focused on migrant farm worker education at multiple levels—families, educators, and programming. Migrant workers are often referred to as the “invisible people” because of their status as one of America’s most marginalized, vulnerable, and undereducated populations. These families’ …

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