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Susan Kistler on Humor and Cartoons for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler. I am AEA’s Executive Director and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. I sent the final version of the Evaluation 2010 hardcopy conference program off to the printers. After days of typing, proofing, paginating, and picking nits, I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of the …

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Susan Kistler on Tips for First Time Conference Attendees

My name is Susan Kistler. I am AEA’s Executive Director and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. This week, I asked  the participants on AEA’s LinkedIn Group what recommendations they had for first time conference attendees to Evaluation 2010 this November in San Antonio. Before I get to their answers, two things: If you aren’t …

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Susan Kistler on aea365 on your Cell, Bookmarking Keyword Searches, & Eval 2010 Prep

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. AEA365 was and is an experiment – it is a work in progress. Since January 1, 2010 when we started, we’ve evolved the format, dropped ‘blog’ from the name (having discovered that …

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Susan Kistler on Survey Response Rate, Sample Size, Disclosure, from AAPOR

My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. Many years ago I taught survey and instrument design at the University of Minnesota, and survey methodology is an issue near and dear to my heart. Thus, this week, I want to share a few resources from the …

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Poster Week: Shobha Mittal on Seeking a Higher Survey Response Rate

My name is Shobha Mittal and I am an independent consultant. Seeking a higher response rate on the surveys has always been tricky in the field of evaluation. Lessons Learned: Although there are many good references available to help evaluators impact the response rates, I have found that thinking like a respondent before seeking their …

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Susan Kistler on Travel Planning for Evaluation 2010

My name is Susan Kistler, and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 alert. Summer is winding down and I know that over 2500 of you are finalizing your plans for attending AEA’s annual conference this November in San Antonio. Even if you won’t be able to …

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Lori Wingate on the Use of the Program Evaluation Standards for Metaevaluation

My name is Lori Wingate. I am a Principal Research Associate at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. Two closely related topics I return to frequently in my research, practice, and teaching are metaevaluation and the Program Evaluation Standards (Joint Committee, 1994).  Here I share some lessons learned from my recent dissertation research on …

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