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Brian Yates on Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation. Part II: Measuring Monetary Benefits

Hello again! I’m Brian Yates, your Treasurer, Director of the Program Evaluation Research Laboratory (PERL) at American University in Washington, DC, and a Professor there too. A few weeks ago I wrote an AEA365 on “Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation. Part I: Measuring Costs.” Measuring the costs of programs is only part of cost-inclusive evaluation. This week …

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Brian Yates on Doing Cost-Inclusive Evaluation – Part I: Measuring Costs

Hi! I’m Brian Yates, Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Director of the Program Evaluation Research Laboratory (PERL), at American University in Washington, DC. I’ve also been the AEA Treasurer for the past 3 years, and am looking forward to serving for 3 more. I’ve included cost as well as outcome measures in my …

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VSA Week: Ellenbogen on Evaluating Identity Development in Informal Learning Environments

My name is Kirsten Ellenbogen. I’m Director of Research & Evaluation at the Science Museum of Minnesota and President of the Visitor Studies Association.  I hope you’re enjoying VSA Week on AEA365. Rad Resource: Development of individual identity has for some time been considered an outcome of informal learning environment experiences. But identity has recently …

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VSA Week: Cheryl Kessler on Visitor Studies Evaluation Methods

My name is Cheryl Kessler and I am an independent consultant doing visitor studies. I conduct program and exhibit evaluations in museums and libraries to understand what and how visitors/users learn from their experiences, what they might do with that information, and how new information is integrated with existing knowledge. My Visitor Studies Week blog …

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Korinne Chiu on Engaging Community Agencies in the Evaluation Process

My name is Korinne Chiu and I am a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have a great interest in how program evaluation can contribute to evidence-based policy-making. I have assisted with evaluations and grants at the local and state levels on mental health and educational programs. One of the …

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Steve Kymes on Incorporating Economic Evaluation into Program Evaluation

My name is Steve Kymes and I am the Director of the Center for Economic Evaluation in Medicine (CEEM) at Washington University in St. Louis. At CEEM, we assist investigators conducting clinical or community based research design, and implement and conduct cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies. While it may often seem that conducting valid and credible …

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Poster Week: Kai Chi Yam on Using Exploratory Factor Analysis in Evaluation

My name is Kai Chi Yam, and I am a graduate student at Washington State University. I recently had an opportunity to evaluate a university-based mentoring program. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to provide score validity evidence through the examination of internal structure of study-specific measures. Such evidence can increase the utility of the …

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Susan Kistler on Data Visualization Part II

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. One hot topic for me this year is data visualization – representing data in ways that are accurate, accessible, and appealing. My very first aea365 post identified resources for those with interests in data visualization – …

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Bi Deng on the Utility of GIS

Hi, my name is Bi Deng. I am a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) studying Organizational Behavior with a co-concentration in Evaluation. Back in 2009, I attended a CGU workshop by our GIS specialist Warren Roberts and was blown away by the utility of GIS in social science research, particularly for evaluation projects. …

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Susan Kistler on Taking a Professional Development Break This Summer

I am Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. Today I want to encourage you to take time out over the coming months to take advantage of some of the great upcoming opportunities for learning face-to-face with evaluation colleagues. Rad Resource – AEA Events Directory: AEA’s directory lists professional …

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