Jenny Jones on Tips for working with Community-based Organizations

My name is Jenny Jones, and I am an Associate Professor in the school of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have spent a considerable amount of time engaging in evaluation research with numerous community based organizations. The majority of my work is done in communities of color, specifically within the African American community …

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Kylie Hutchinson on Contribution Analysis

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  I am also a regular facilitator of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course.  One question my students regularly bring up when learning to develop logic models and evaluation plans is the issue of “contribution …

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Michael Duttweiler on Talking Your Way Into a Logic Model

Hello, My name is Michael Duttweiler and I am assistant director for program development and accountability for Cornell University Cooperative Extension.  One of my roles is to provide evaluation planning assistance to local extension educators, many of whom do not have formal backgrounds in program development or evaluation. Hot Tip: Talking Your Way Into a …

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Rodney Hopson on Culturally Responsive Evaluation

My name is Rodney Hopson. I am a faculty member in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education at Duquesne University. For the last several years (with a host of great colleagues in AEA, with Torres Consulting Group and OMG Center for Collaborative Learning with the support of the National …

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Susan Kistler on Working With Photos

If it’s Saturday it must be Susan! My name is Susan Kistler. I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association and I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Today, I am going completely practical and broadly applicable. The range of opportunities that call for working with photographs is ever increasing, including …

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Kim Norris on Audience Response Technology

My name is Kim Norris and I am the Evaluation Coordinator for University of Maryland Extension’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program. Included in my work is to assist educators in developing useful strategies for assessing the impact of their work on our target audience, limited-income, and often, low-literacy, populations. Hot Tip: Utilize Audience Response …

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McQuiston, Lippin, and Bradley-Bull on Participatory Analysis

Greetings!  We are Tom McQuiston (USW Tony Mazzocchi Center) and Tobi Mae Lippin and Kristin Bradley-Bull (New Perspectives Consulting Group).  We have collaborated for over a decade on participatory evaluation and assessment projects for the United Steelworkers (labor union).  And we have grappled mightily with how to complete high-quality data analysis and interpretation in participatory …

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Wayne Miller on Trustworthy Relationships

My name is Wayne Miller and I am a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Avondale College, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.  In December I received my doctorate from the University of Wollongong following acceptance of my thesis titled Practical methods to evaluate school breakfast programs – A case study.   The study …

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Linda Delaney on Training Stakeholders for Empowerment Evaluation

My name is Linda F. Delaney and I serve as a program evaluator for my own company (LFD Consulting, LLC) in Marion, Arkansas.  Since 2005, I have worked closed with Dr. David Fetterman as an evaluator for the Minority Sub-recipient Grant Office at the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (UAPB).  I also serve …

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