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Using Journey Maps for Qualitative Data Collection by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Greetings, eval community! Liz DiLuzio here, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes contributor. Today, I want to explore with you the use of journey maps as a tool for collecting qualitative data.  What are journey maps? Journey maps come from the world of Human-Centered Design. They are diagrams that depict an individual or group’s experience interacting …

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Getting Started with Alt Text by Elizabeth Grim

Hello, AEA365 community! Liz DiLuzio here, Lead Curator of the blog. This week is Individuals Week, which means we take a break from our themed weeks and spotlight the Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources and Lessons Learned from any evaluator interested in sharing. Would you like to contribute to future individuals weeks? Email me …

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Add a Little Context with R by Ben Cohen

Hello, AEA365 community! Liz DiLuzio here, Lead Curator of the blog. This week is Individuals Week, which means we take a break from our themed weeks and spotlight the Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources and Lessons Learned from any evaluator interested in sharing. Would you like to contribute to future individuals weeks? Email me …

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Reflections on Practicum Assignments: Part III: Supervisor Perspectives by Marshall Bailly, Assetou Barry, Beverly Peters, Danuta Dobosz, Talatha Kiazolu-Reeves, Jillian Klarman, Michael Petillo, and Tiffany Smith

Hello again! We are Marshall Bailly, Executive Director of Leadership Initiatives and Assetou Barry, Regional Design Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Lead at the National Democratic Institute. We regularly serve as supervisors for students engaged in practicum coursework as part of American University’s Measurement and Evaluation Program. We are here today with Professor Beverly Peters; and …

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No More Crappy Surveys: Best Practices in Survey Design for Evaluations by Janelle Gowgiel, JoAnna Hillman, and Christiana Reene

Janelle, JoAnna, and Christiana here, evaluators from Emory Centers for Public Health Training and Technical Assistance. We had the opportunity to present a session entitled No More Crappy Surveys at the AEA Summer Evaluation Institute, teaching fellow evaluators how best to plan, design, execute, analyze, and report on surveys. We are on a mission to rid the world of crappy surveys, and are here to share some of our Hot Tips and Rad Resources to do so.

Meet the 2022 AEA Candidates by Elizabeth DiLuzio and Elizabeth Grim

Hello, from your AEA365 Curators, Elizabeth DiLuzio and Elizabeth Grim.  Check your email! The ballot is open for the 2022 AEA Board of Directors elections. AEA is a member run association. As such, we select our Board representatives, who have significant ability to influence the policies and direction of the association. This year, AEA members …

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Data Collection Tool or Intervention? Why Choose? by Annette Ghee and Emily Carnahan

Greetings. We are Annette Ghee and Emily Carnahan, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals with a focus on digital health – the use of technology to enhance health outcomes. Annette works with the Digital for Development and Innovation team at World Vision International and Emily is on the Digital Square team at PATH. Although we focus …

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Learning about New Orleans by Elizabeth Grim

Hello! This is AEA365 curator, Elizabeth Grim, writing to you during the week of Evaluation 2022: (Re)shaping Evaluation Together (#Eval22).   As I think about reshaping and reimagining evaluation, I believe it is important to understand the history of the spaces and places we are working. Eval22 is being held in New Orleans, which has Indigenous, …

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