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Stefanie Leite on Building Rapport during Telephone Interviews

My name is Stefanie Leite and I am a Research Assistant for Advanced Empirical Solutions and an Independent Evaluation Consultant.  Interviewing is my favorite means of information gathering.  There is something immensely satisfying about asking people to tell their stories, capturing them accurately and artfully, and then relaying them to the decision makers in an …

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Theresa Murphrey on Jing

My name is Theresa Murphrey and I am on the faculty at Texas A&M University. I teach both traditional classroom based student as well as distance-based learners from around the world. I have been working with a new tool that I have found to be extremely useful in facilitating teaching and learning. Rad Resource: Jing …

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Claire Tourmen on Introducing Evaluation

My name is Claire Tourmen and I am an assistant professor in education science, in France (AgroSup Dijon). I study evaluators’ practices, skills and training. I’m interested in explaining evaluation to people who don’t know it (people involved in an evaluation for the first time, students etc.) it and I’ll share with you a simple …

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Susan Kistler on AEA Resources for Finding Work as an Evaluator

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). It is my pleasure to contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Are you seeking work in the field of evaluation? Draw upon AEA resources, networks, and colleagues to identify leads. Hot Tip: Find an Evaluator: Create …

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Jack Mills on Project Requirements

My name is Jack Mills, I’m a full-time independent evaluator. My projects are mostly in higher education, evaluating training programs in science and engineering designed to broaden participation in those fields. I also evaluate K-12 education programs designed to improve student achievement. Hot Tip: One thing I’ve learned when setting up the contract for an …

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