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EdEval Week: Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin on assessing the evolution of Social Networks Using NodeXL

Hello all! This is Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin, and we are evaluators at The Findings Groups, LLC, a privately-owned applied research and evaluation firm with a focus on STEM education. Recently, we have used NodeXL, a free and open add-in for Excel, to conduct a social network analysis to assess inter-organizational collaboration among a …

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EdEval Week: Sheila Kohn and Chad Green on Cognitive Coaching

Hello! We are Sheila Robinson Kohn from Greece Central School District and University of Rochester in NY, and Chad Green, from Loudoun County Public Schools in northern VA. We’re program co-chairs for the PreK-12 Educational Evaluation TIG and we welcome you to our sponsored AEA365 week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. We’d like to …

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EPE TIG Week: Nick Salafsky on Miradi Adaptive Management Software for Conservation Projects

My name is Nick Salafsky and I am Co-Director and Co-Founder of Foundations of Success, a nonprofit organization committed to working with practitioners to learn how to do conservation better through the process of adaptive management. My colleagues and I have spent the past two decades helping biodiversity conservation project teams design theories of change …

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EPE Week: Matt Keene on Fuzzy Logic Models – Embracing and Navigating Complexity

My name is Matt Keene; I work with the Environmental Protection Agency and coordinate the Environmental Evaluators Network. Chris Metzner (freelance graphic designer and data visualization artist) and Jeff Wasbes (independent evaluation consultant with ResearchWorks, Inc.) helped enormously with this post. In 2009 Oregon became the first state to enact a law requiring paint manufacturers …

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David Urias on the Analysis of Photo Journaling

My name is David Urias. I am the Founding Director of the Evaluation Research Network at Drexel University. In an earlier posting, I shared the basic concepts of photo journaling. This time, I want to talk about the value and process of using photo journaling as an evaluative tool of student participant growth trajectories. Hot …

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Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Trish Peaster on Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation

My name is Oliwier Dziadkowiec and I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Community Psychology at Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas. My colleague, Trish Peaster, and I recently conducted a Social Network Analysis (SNA) through our work at WSU’s Center for Community Support and Research. The client requesting the SNA was a coalition …

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Zita Unger on Naked Board Assessment

My name is Zita Unger. I am director of a private consulting company in Australia offering online corporate diagnostic tools. I also participate in a program for company directors that provides a confidential forum to share experiences of directorship and discuss current challenges faced by directors. One recent company director session centered on a credit …

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NPF Week: Helen Davis Picher on Program Plans

My name is Helen Davis Picher, and I am the Director of Evaluation and Planning at the William Penn Foundation. The William Penn Foundation is a regional foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature …

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Michael Quinn Patton on Using Children’s Stories to Open Up Evaluation Dialogues

Greetings colleagues. My moniker is Michael Quinn Patton and I do independent evaluation consulting under the name Utilization-Focused Evaluation, which just happens also to be the title of my main evaluation book, now in its 4th edition. I am a former AEA president. One of the challenges I’ve faced over the years, as many of …

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Maryann Durland on Network Analysis

Hello! I am Maryann Durland and I own an independent consulting firm, Durland Consulting and have been using Network Analysis (NA) since the early 1990’s and hence my focus on our evaluation network. My post today is about the methodology of NA in evaluation applications.  First what is it, second how do you do it, …

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