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Lovely Dhillon on If, How and Why the AEA Should Act Collectively

Growing up in the South with my name – Lovely Dhillon – assured me of a few things.  One, people would likely remember me, and two, that I would have to try to live up to an often used Southern expression, “lovely is as lovely does.”  After having moved back to the South last year …

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Memorial Week: Mark W. Lipsey on Remembering Peter H. Rossi (1921 – 2006), Evaluation Textbook Pioneer

This is part of a series remembering and honoring evaluation pioneers leading up to Memorial Day in the USA (May 30). My name is Mark W. Lipsey, Director of the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University. No one such as myself who was around in the 1970s when program evaluation came of age could fail …

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Liz Zadnik on Canva as a Helpful and Accessible Tool for Data Visualization

Happy Saturday all!  Liz Zadnik here, your trusty Outreach Coordinator, with some design fun to kick off the weekend.  In addition to being an evaluation enthusiast, I also delight in design (see what I did there?!).   I’d like to share a free and accessible tool you can try to create graphics for reports, social media, …

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PD Presenters Week: Meg Hargreaves and David Chavis on Advancing the Implementation Science of Community/Systems Change

Hi! We are Meg Hargreaves (principal associate) and David Chavis, (principal associate and CEO) at Community Science, an evaluation and consulting firm that works with governments, foundations, and non-profit organizations on solutions to social problems through community and other systems change. As part of our goal to strengthen the science and practice of building healthy, …

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Sheila B Robinson on Introducing our Newest aea365 Team Members

Happy November loyal readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. A daily blog is a daily job, and I’m here to tell you that it takes a vill um, a team of enthusiastic volunteers along with our SmithBucklin* partners to make it happen. Today, I’m pleased to introduce two new members of …

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Jayne Corso on Evaluation Professionals and Organizations to Follow on Twitter

Evaluation 2014 was my first experience attending AEA’s annual conference, and the event introduced me to many outstanding evaluation professionals and organizations on twitter. Today I want to give a shout out to a few individuals and organizations that were very active throughout the conference, and are truly must-follows when it comes to finding the …

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Beverly Parsons on Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future and Welcome to Evaluation 2014!

Hi everyone! I’m Beverly Parsons, 2014 AEA president. I’m also executive director of InSites, a research, evaluation, and planning organization. Evaluation 2014 is finally here! I’d like to kick off this week of conference-focused AEA365 posts by highlighting the conference theme, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future. The graphic summarizes the key message. It …

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Tamara Young on New Directions in Evaluation Based on Trends in Education

I’m Tamara Young and I am an associate professor in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University.  I teach evaluation theory and practice to school principals, superintendents, and college and university administrators. Today, I am sharing a few hot tips I have surmised about future directions in evaluation based on trends in education. …

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Sean Owen and Teresa Doksum on Data Security on a Shoestring Budget

Hi, We are Sean Owen and Teresa Doksum from the Abt Associates Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Sean is an information security expert and Director of Abt’s Client Cybersecurity Center. Teresa is a health services researcher and chair of the IRB. We review large-scale evaluations of government programs in the fields of health, education, social welfare, …

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