Integrating Technology into Evaluation

Susan Kistler on Monitoring Blog Use

I’m Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post. Since we started aea365 on January 1, I’ve received questions about how we monitor readership. Rad Resource: Feedburner is a free tool from Google through which you can ‘feed’ the content from your blog to track subscribers. It takes 2 minutes to set …

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EPE Week: Juan Paulo Ramírez on GIS Resources

My name is Juan Paulo Ramírez and I am a research specialist with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. I use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project evaluations which have included a broad variety of applications both in the social and physical sciences. Recently a lot of interest has been concentrated on geographic visualization, …

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Susan Kistler on Synergies, Measuring Social Media, Allison Fine, EPE Week, and Breakfast

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Last week, I noted that I was writing from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). This week, I am going to try to tie together learnings from NTC, upcoming events within …

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Susan Kistler on Free/Low-cost Software for Evaluation for Nonprofits

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. This week I am writing from Atlanta at the Nonprofit Technology conference. Do you work for or with nonprofit organizations? Have you experienced challenges due to financial constraints that make …

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Susan Kistler on Monitoring Information Dissemination Through Clickthroughs

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Hot Tip: Use a URL shortener to monitor information dissemination. A URL shortener takes a long URL (location information for a website such as “http://eval.org/”), and makes it shorter. Just …

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David Fetterman on Google

Hi.  I am David Fetterman, 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.  My Hot Tip and Cool Trick both spring from the …

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Patricia Rogers on Recording and Sharing Information Across Geographical Distances

Hello, my name is Patricia Rogers. I am Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia and write a blog with Jane Davidson at http://genuineevaluation.com/. I’m particularly interested in evidence-based policy and practice for complicated and complex interventions which require a range of methods and research designs. …

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Paul Duignan on Logic Models

I’m Paul Duignan, I’ve been working in evaluation for twenty years and more recently I’ve combined evaluation with work in the emerging area of what I call ‘outcomes management’. This is the increasing emphasis that people in strategic planning, performance management and outcomes-focused contracting are putting on specifying, measuring and attributing outcomes. Because of our …

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Tarek Azzam on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Hello my name is Tarek Azzam and I am an assistant research faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. I am interested in incorporating geography into our evaluation analysis, and reporting. I’ve found many tools that can help us do this through the use of GIS enabled websites like maps.google.com and many-eyes.com. Hot Tip: you can …

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