Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design

Leigh Wang on Database Design

Hi, I’m Lihshing Leigh Wang, and I’m an Associate Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Methodology at University of Cincinnati. Today I want to share with you a tip about database design. Evaluation research that involves large-scale, multi-level, multi-year, and multi-cohort data presents special challenges to evaluators. Most training programs and publication venues focus on the …

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Mende Davis and Mei-kuang Chen on Estimating Power and Sample Size

Hi, we are Mende Davis (assistant research professor) and Mei-kuang Chen (advanced graduate student) in the department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. We are also members of the Evaluation Group for Analysis of Data (EGAD) led by Lee Sechrest. G*power is a useful tool to estimate minimum sample size or possible power of …

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Nina Potter on Tableau for Data Visualization

My name is Nina Potter and I am currently the Director of Assessment for the College of Education at San Diego State University. I’d like to share a little about a tool we are using for data visualization. One of my responsibilities is to work with program directors and department chairs to evaluate academic programs …

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Maryann Durland on Network Analysis

Hello! I am Maryann Durland and I own an independent consulting firm, Durland Consulting and have been using Network Analysis (NA) since the early 1990’s and hence my focus on our evaluation network. My post today is about the methodology of NA in evaluation applications.  First what is it, second how do you do it, …

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Elizabeth Harris on A Measure of Youth Resiliency

Greetings colleagues!  I am Elizabeth Harris, Ph.D., Vice President of Evaluation, Management and Training Associates, Inc. (EMT).  The focus of this blog is a free resource for measuring youth resiliency that we developed out of necessity.  For over 25 years, we have focused our evaluation, technical assistance, and training work on the prevention of substance …

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Olmos-Gallo, DeRoche, and McKinney on Increasing Stakeholder Sophistication

We are P. Antonio Olmos-Gallo, Kathryn K. DeRoche, and C.J. McKinney.  We work at the Mental Health Center of Denver, a non-profit community mental health center which has become the de-facto mental health authority for the City and County of Denver. On any given day we provide services to about 4000 adults and 1000 youth. …

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