Sue Griffey on Wordle

I’m Sue Griffey and I direct the Evaluation Center in the Public Health Research group at Social & Scientific Systems. I really like technology and the tools it’s given us – and I am always trying out new things. (I love the EZAnalyze program that Paul Pope blogged about a few days ago.)  So, when …

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Patricia Rogers on Recording and Sharing Information Across Geographical Distances

Hello, my name is Patricia Rogers. I am Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia and write a blog with Jane Davidson at http://genuineevaluation.com/. I’m particularly interested in evidence-based policy and practice for complicated and complex interventions which require a range of methods and research designs. …

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Takayoshi Kusago on Action Research

My name is Takayoshi Kusago, professor in Social System Design, Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University, Japan.  I teach fieldwork method and action research at the university.  Action research does require collaboration among researchers and practitioners – similar to empowerment evaluation.  Here I would like to share tips for those who are interested in action-oriented research. …

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Susan Kistler on AEA’s Evaluation Journals

Happy Saturday! My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. AEA members receive as part of their membership, free online access to four journals – AEA’s own American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) and New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), …

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Olmos-Gallo, DeRoche, and McKinney on Increasing Stakeholder Sophistication

We are P. Antonio Olmos-Gallo, Kathryn K. DeRoche, and C.J. McKinney.  We work at the Mental Health Center of Denver, a non-profit community mental health center which has become the de-facto mental health authority for the City and County of Denver. On any given day we provide services to about 4000 adults and 1000 youth. …

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Cassandra O’Neill on 7 Norms of Collaboration

My name is Cassandra O’Neill and I’ve been a consultant for the past 10 years. I’m a member of a network of consultants and coaches called Wholonomy Consulting.  I’m also the President-Elect for the Arizona Evaluation Network and a member of the AEA Local Affiliate Council. A theme in my work is using effective engagement …

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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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