Evaluation Reporting with Adobe Spark by Ouen Hunter and Emma Perk

Hi! We are; Ouen Hunter (student at the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, IDPE), Emma Perk (The Evaluation Center), and Michael Harnar (Assistant Professor at the IDPE) from Western Michigan University. Recently, we used Photovoice in our evaluation of an Upward Bound program and wanted to share how we reported our findings using the cost-free version …

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Putting values into evaluative practice – Part II by Alison Miranda

I’m Alison Miranda, Senior Learning Officer with global transparency and accountable governance funder collaborative Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI). Inspired by conversations at recent convenings of the European Evaluation Society (EES) and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) researcher-practitioner network, I share below tips and examples that might help evaluation practitioners and commissioners put …

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Understanding values in evaluation – Part I by Alison Miranda

I’m Alison Miranda, Senior Learning Officer with the global transparency and accountable governance funder collaborative Transparency and Accountability Initiative. Conversations among global experts at recent convenings of the European Evaluation Society (EES) and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) researcher-practitioner network grappled with placing values in evaluative practice. Rad Resources: For those who may …

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Blue Evaluation by Kylie Hutchinson

Hello! I’m Kylie Hutchinson (also known as @EvaluationMaven), an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation and author of three evaluation and program planning books: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability. …

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Supporting Individual Client Goals by Laura Beals and Aaron Gunning

Hello! We are Laura Beals, Director, and Aaron Gunning, Database Implementation Manager, of the Department of Evaluation and Learning at Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS), a multi-service nonprofit located near Boston, MA. We are part of an internal evaluation team responsible for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and using client-level data at the agency, including implementation …

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Lessons Learned: How to Compare Evaluation Approaches of Botswana Innovation Actors by Pierce Gordon

Hello! I’m Pierce Gordon, recent Ph.D. grad and independent innovation and evaluation consultant. I’ve been researching the evaluation approaches for the Botswana Innovation System for two years, and I thought my methods and insights would be uniquely useful to the AEA community. Recently, innovation has become the topic du jour for development practice, and Botswana’s …

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Three Trends to Watch for on Facebook in 2019 by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. I wanted to share a few trends that I think will make an impact on your Facebook experience next year. Facebook will be making a few changes in 2019 that will be visible whether you use the tool for personal connections or for …

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SNA TIG Week: Going beyond the graph – Tools to increase interest in the results of SNA by Sophia Guevara

My name is Sophia Guevara, MLIS, MPA. This post will focus on how to present the results of SNA in a way that goes beyond the report.  Oftentimes, evaluation professionals are asked to study a program and/or a network with the results of the study often ending up in a large report.  After an initial …

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SNA TIG Week: Researchers making use of SNA in healthcare, care coordination and fraud investigations by Sophia Guevara

My name is Sophia Guevara, MLIS, MPA.  While conducting research for the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal Child Health Bureau challenges, I came up with interesting research that provided information on how Social Network Analysis (SNA) is being used in healthcare.  Here are four papers that I came across in my research that might …

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SNA TIG Week: Is There A Divide Between SNA Data And Traditional Evaluation Data? by Simon Geletta

My name is Simon Geletta and I’m a professor in the Department of Public Health at Des Moines University.  In most program evaluation programs that rely on quantitative data for evaluation, the focus of data preparation is for statistical analysis – not for social network analysis (SNA). Some scholars have highlighted the differences in the …

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