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Shortcut Week: Stephen Tyler on Resources for Finding Shortcuts

I’m Stephen Tyler (no, not that Steven Tyler – I can’t even play an instrument) and I’m wrapping up shortcut week by sharing where you can find more shortcuts. Sometimes you stumble upon them. Sometimes a friend or family member shares them. But maybe you’re a shortcut addict, or you just want to check out …

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Shortcut Week: Corinne Poth on Skip Logic for Online Surveys

I am Corinne Poth and I want to think about shortcuts in surveys. Not so much shortcuts in creating your survey, but more shortcuts that help your respondents to respond to your survey in the shortest path possible. Towards that end (and with her blessing), I thought that I would add to the first post …

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Shortcut Week: John Paul Manning on RescueTime for Time Tracking

My name is John Paul Manning and I’m an independent data analyst, which means I spend a lot of time working on my computer and it also means that I’m always struggling with fair billing. I’m contributing a favorite tool to shortcuts week because for me it has been a faster, easier, way to do …

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Shortcut Week: Sarah Mann-Voss on Increasing Screen Readability

I’m Sarah Mann-DeVos and I’m kicking off shortcut week. What are shortcuts? They are shorter, faster, easier ways to get something done. Our criteria for the week was that the shortcuts not only had to make something shorter, faster, or easier, but also that you also mustn’t be shortchanged on the way and that they …

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Susan Kistler on the AEA Annual Conference

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s Saturday contributor. Today I have great news to share! Hot Tip – Evaluation 2011 conference registration is now open: Join over 2500 delegates in Anaheim, California the first week in November for what promises to be an event to remember. The theme this year …

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Stewart Donaldson on Honoring Professor Michael Scriven’s Contributions to Evaluation

My name is Stewart Donaldson, and I am Dean, Professor, and Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research at Claremont Graduate University. I am also the convener of the annual summer professional development series in evaluation and applied research methods at Claremont Graduate University. Rad resources: It’s rather difficult to think about …

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Eun Kyeng Baek and SeriaShia Chatters on Improving the Dynamics of Metaevaluation Teams

Our names are Eun Kyeng Baek and SeriaShia Chatters and we are an evaluation team and doctoral students at the University of South Florida. The dynamics of a metaevaluation team can determine the overall success of a metaevaluation. Program Evaluation’s Metaevaluation Checklists help guide a metaevaluation, however the dynamics of the team must be considered …

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Susan Kistler on Summer Evaluation Training

My name is Susan Kistler and I serve as Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I wanted to share information about a few events this summer of special interest to evaluators. Rad Resource – Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy Impact: This conference held earlier this month in Cuernavaca, Mexico was packed with …

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Summer Evaluation Institute Attendees on Low-cost No-cost Tools for Evaluators Part I

At the AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute, over 150 attendees went to a session on Low-cost/No-cost Tools for Evaluators. Here are some of the great ideas recommended from the audience: Prezi: Prezi is presentation software that zooms around your presentation content (yes – truly zooms, you sort of have to see it to get it, go …

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