Research on Evaluation

Maxine Gilling on Lessons Learned from a Study of How Politics Influence Evaluation Policy

Hello, I am Maxine Gilling, Research Associate for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). I recently completed my dissertation entitled How Politics, Economics, and Technology Influence Evaluation Requirements for Federally Funded Projects: A Historical Study of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act from 1965 to 2005. In this study, I examined …

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Regan Grandy on Newly Amended FERPA Regulation Helps Educational Evaluation

I’m Regan Grandy, and I’ve worked as an evaluator for Spectrum Research Evaluation and Development for six years. My work is primarily evaluating U.S. Department of Education-funded grant projects with school districts across the nation. Lessons Learned – Like some of you, I’ve found it difficult, at times, gaining access to extant data from school …

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ROE Bonus: Paul Brandon and Landry Fukunaga on Methods Used in Empirical Studies of Stakeholder Involvement in Program Evaluation

We are Paul Brandon and Landry Fukunaga from the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa. Stakeholder involvement in program evaluation is one of the most enduring topics in the program evaluation literature, but empirical research on the topic has been summarized only within limited domains. We conducted a literature review of empirical research, examining 7,580 publications …

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WMU Scribing: Michael Kiella on Social Science Standards and Ethics

My name is Michael Kiella. I am a student member of the American Evaluation Association, and a doctoral student at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan. I served as a session scribe at Evaluation 2010 for Session 393: Research on Evaluation Standards and Methods. For this post, I will focus on the presentation by Dr. …

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Ehren Reed and Johanna Morariu on New Research: The State of Evaluation 2010

We are Ehren Reed and Johanna Morariu, Senior Associates of Innovation Network. We work with foundations and nonprofits to evaluate and learn from programs, projects, and advocacy endeavors. For more than fifteen years, Innovation Network has been an intermediary in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors—our mission is to build the evaluation capacity of people and …

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Korinne Chiu on Engaging Community Agencies in the Evaluation Process

My name is Korinne Chiu and I am a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have a great interest in how program evaluation can contribute to evidence-based policy-making. I have assisted with evaluations and grants at the local and state levels on mental health and educational programs. One of the …

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Mel Mark on “Thought Questions” to Improve Evaluation Practice

Hello, I am Melvin Mark, Professor and Head of Psychology at Penn State University. When you read books or articles about evaluation, the focus typically is on doing an upcoming evaluation. Given that conducting individual evaluations is what evaluators are usually hired to do, this focus of our books, articles, and conversations makes sense. Hot …

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Michael Szanyi on Research on Evaluation

Hi! My name is Michael Szanyi. I am a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University.  I’ve been studying what areas practitioners think there needs to be more research on evaluation on, and I’d like to share a rad resource with you. Rad Resource: Whenever I need inspiration to come up with a research on evaluation …

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