Susan Kistler on Lessons Learned Using Online Survey Software

My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. This week, Lois Ritter and Tessa Robinette gave a great (free!) webinar for AEA comparing Surveymonkey and Zoomerang, helping to compare and contrast the two for potential new users. Building on their presentation, and from …

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Gene Shackman on Evaluation Resources Available on the Web

I’m Gene Shackman, an applied sociologist in Albany, NY. One of the main projects I work on is managing the website “Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods”, http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/.  I also wrote a set of beginner guides about evaluation, describing, for the general public, various aspects of evaluation and it’s methods. I’ve been …

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Susan Menkes on Constructing Developmentally Sensitive Questions

My name is Susan Menkes, and I’m an Applied Developmental Psychology doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and received my Masters in Evaluation from CGU, as well.  My work has focused on applying developmental research to understand effective interview strategies with younger children when evaluating programs serving children and youth.  Below are some tips …

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Seth Kaplan & Sue Sarpy on Organizational Factors When Trying To Evaluate Training Initiatives

Hi!  We are Seth Kaplan and Sue Ann Sarpy.  Seth is an assistant professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at George Mason University, and Sue Ann is an assistant Principal of Sarpy and Associates, LLC and Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Today we will be …

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Boris Volkov on What (Internal) Evaluators Can Do to Advance Evaluation Capacity Building

My name is Boris Volkov, and I am Assistant Professor in Evaluation Studies at the University of North Dakota. I’m involved with internal evaluation (IE) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) so I’ll share couple relevant tips and resources. We know that the ECB practice is different from program evaluation. Obviously, the goal of ECB is …

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Chris Lysy on Slideshare and Slidecasting

My name is Chris Lysy and I’m a Research Analyst at Westat.  I also blog about the use of new technology at FreshSpectrum.com (http://freshspectrum.com) and can be found on Twitter: @clysy. In person there is nothing better than a live presentation, but the same does not always hold true on the web.  Countless webcasts end …

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Nicola Dawkins on Evaluability Assessment and Systematic Screening Assessment

My name is Nicola Dawkins, and I am a Principal with ICF Macro. As an international evaluation, research, and management consulting firm, our work focuses on assessing and strengthening health and other social programs and policies for an array of governmental clients. As evaluators, I know we are acutely familiar with the limited resources generally …

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Susan Kistler on Funding Opportunities for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. AEA is striving to help evaluators know about evaluation funding opportunities, working to improve on two fronts: Listening and Identifying: Improving our processes for knowing about funding opportunities Disseminating and Communicating: Improving our processes for …

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Tamara Bertrand Jones on Finding and Working With a Mentor

I’m Tamara Bertrand Jones and I evaluate programs and services in Student Affairs at Florida State University. I’ve always been intrigued by the ways that different people develop the skills they need in order to be successful in their chosen profession. Fundamental to the success of budding evaluators is the important interaction with successful evaluation …

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Kristi Pettibone on Evaluating Environmental Change Strategies

Hi. My name is Kristi Pettibone and I am a Research Scientist with The MayaTech Corporation and Manager of our Center for Community Prevention and Treatment Research. I have been helping Tom Chapel as the AEA Summer Institute Program Co-Chair this year. A few days ago, Tom posted about being clear about the primary demand …

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