Graduate Student and New Evaluators

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: Story Telling is a (Cognitive) Science by Briana Thompson Ford

Hey y’all! I’m Briana Ford, MPH, GSNE TIG Co-Chair, and a public health researcher and data analyst working out of my hometown, Columbia, SC. I joined AEA to learn about evaluation methods and enrich my quantitative methods with wisdom from the field. I feel responsible for making data accessible and relevant for program advocacy. My education and experience are in public health, policy, healthcare research, and cognitive science, which is the topic of this blog.

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: How Evaluation Found Me: My Journey into the World of Program Evaluation by Christine Liboon

Hi everyone! My name is Christine Liboon and I am a doctoral candidate at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies (Ed&IS)’s Social Research Methodology program. As many in our field may share that they “stumbled into evaluation” – that was my case. So, how did evaluation find me? First, a bit of background context on how this happened.

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: Submitting a Presentation Proposal for Eval 2024 by Crystal Luce

Hello, I am Crystal Luce, a student at the University of Colorado Denver, and the former Program Chair of GSNE. 

Getting accepted to a conference, AEA or otherwise, can be challenging but necessary. For some, the acceptance of a proposal is an addition to their resume, and for others, it is their ticket to being able to attend the conference. However, it can be tough for a new evaluator to know what you should and shouldn’t put into the proposal, what sort of presentation you have, and trying to read the minds of those who review the submissions. With submissions for the AEA conference due in the coming weeks, we thought it would be beneficial to discuss some of our experiences and knowledge when it comes to conference presentation proposals. Below are some tips and tricks to consider when putting your proposal together.

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: A New Evaluator Survival Guide by Briana Thompson Ford, Christine Liboon, Crystal Luce

Hello. We are Briana Ford, MPH, GSNE TIG Co-Chair, and a public health researcher and data analyst working out of my hometown, Columbia, SC; Christine Liboon, doctoral candidate at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies (Ed&IS)’s Social Research Methodology program; and Crystal Luce, research associate at Aurora Research Institute and adjunct faculty at several local Universities.

POV: You’ve learned about the Evaluation Profession, and you’re ready to go. You’ve delved deep into the subject, but now you’re left with more questions than answers. You’re not alone.

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: “It’s Not a Sprint, it’s a Marathon.” Choosing a Doctoral Degree in Evaluation by Christine Liboon

Hi everyone! My name is Christine Liboon and I am a doctoral candidate at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies (Ed&IS)’s Social Research Methodology program. As a reader of our AEA 365 blog, you may recall Randi Knox’s article on “Choosing a Master’s Degree in Evaluation” from June 2022 where she shared her story on choosing an academic route.

Graduate Students & New Evaluators TIG Week: Introducing Peer Perspectives: An AJE Journal Group by Randi Knox and Selena Lilly

Hello! We’re Randi Knox (Supervisor of Research Evaluation at Boys Town National Research Hospital) and Selena Lilly (Director of Data Management at TakeRoot Justice). We’re co-facilitators of a new GSNE-sponsored journal group, and we invite you to join us for some evaluation-centered quality time on a quarterly basis.

GSNE TIG Week: What Happens After Grad School and After “New Evaluator” Status Ends? by Maddison Staszkiewicz

This week, AEA365 is hosting GSNE Week with our colleagues in the Graduate Student and New Evaluators AEA Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to AEA365 come from our GSNE TIG members. We hope you enjoy! -Liz DiLuzio, Lead Curator Hi! My name is Maddison Staszkiewicz, and I am the Chair for the …

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GSNE Week: Feeling Legit by Megan Olshavsky

This week, AEA365 is hosting GSNE Week with our colleagues in the Graduate Student and New Evaluators AEA Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to AEA365 come from our GSNE TIG members. Today’s post is an evergreen blog, originally published on the site for GSNE TIG week back in 2016. We hope you enjoy! …

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GSNE TIG Week: Using Evaluation Competencies to Boost Your Career by María Montenegro

This week, AEA365 is hosting GSNE Week with our colleagues in the Graduate Student and New Evaluators AEA Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to AEA365 come from our GSNE TIG members. We hope you enjoy! -Liz DiLuzio, Lead Curator Hello! My name is María Montenegro and I am a Virtual Health Evaluation …

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GSNE TIG Week: Collected Wisdom from Experienced Evaluators by Christopher Hall

This week, AEA365 is hosting GSNE Week with our colleagues in the Graduate Student and New Evaluators AEA Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to AEA365 come from our GSNE TIG members. We hope you enjoy! -Liz DiLuzio, Lead Curator Hello, I am Christopher Hall, MSW, ABD, a doctoral candidate at the University …

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