EPE Week: Karlyn Eckman on Using the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study Method

My name is Karlyn Eckman. I’m a researcher at the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, and also a long-time United Nations consultant. I’d like to share an evaluation tool that we’ve borrowed from our colleagues in public health and psychology. The knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) study method has been used for decades in …

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EPE Week: Andy Rowe on Getting the Evaluand Right

This is Andy Rowe. I am an independent consultant operating from the US in South Carolina and Canada from Hilton Beach Ontario. My first evaluation of a resource related program was an evaluation of the Newfoundland Bait Service in 1985. Since then I have undertaken evaluations in many social and natural settings and on all …

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EPE Week: Jane Peters on Engagement in the Field of Energy Evaluation

My name is Jane Peters, and I am the owner of a 19 person firm in Portland Oregon that conducts process and market evaluations of energy efficiency, renewable energy program and other resource conserving programs. I am a 20-year member of AEA and a board member of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC), which …

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EPE Week: Juan Paulo Ramírez on GIS Resources

My name is Juan Paulo Ramírez and I am a research specialist with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. I use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project evaluations which have included a broad variety of applications both in the social and physical sciences. Recently a lot of interest has been concentrated on geographic visualization, …

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EPE Week: Annelise Carleton-Hug on Environmental Evaluation

Hello! My name is Annelise Carleton-Hug and I am a principle partner of Trillium Associates a research, evaluation and consulting company serving clients with programs involving the intersections of environment, education and communities. Hot Tip: As Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Environmental Program Evaluation (EPE) topical interest group, I invite you to check out …

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Susan Kistler on Synergies, Measuring Social Media, Allison Fine, EPE Week, and Breakfast

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Last week, I noted that I was writing from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). This week, I am going to try to tie together learnings from NTC, upcoming events within …

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Canadian Evaluation Conference – Going Green, Gold, and Global

We are the Green Team, aka Kim Walker and Karen Truesdale, members of the organizing committee for the 2010 Conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Our role is to encourage practices that optimize the environmental impact of this large conference. Why worry about being “green”? …. during a typical five day conference, 500 attendees will …

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Stewart Lee on Social Networking for Evaluators

My name is Stewart Lee and I am a graduate student at Mississippi State University, as well as an independent evaluation consultant. Lately, I’ve been working with other independent consultants as well as small business owners who feel the need for web sites/blogs/and social networking sites associated with their business. The advent of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like have generated a divide …

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Jonny Morell on Logic Models and Unintended Consequences

My name is Jonny Morell. I’m a senior policy analyst at the Vector Research Center for Enterprise Improvement, a division of TechTeam Government Solutions. I have been writing a lot about two topics – unexpected behavior in programs, and logic models. Recently these have been knitting together in my mind. I’m beginning to appreciate how …

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Glenn O’Neil on Evaluating Communications Programs Using ToC

Hello, I am Glenn O’Neil and specialize in evaluating communication programs and campaigns with my own company, Owl RE. My post today is about how to use the theory of change in evaluating communication programs. Hot tip: there is nothing so practical as a theory of change! The theory of change maps out from activities to …

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