Steve Kymes on Incorporating Economic Evaluation into Program Evaluation

My name is Steve Kymes and I am the Director of the Center for Economic Evaluation in Medicine (CEEM) at Washington University in St. Louis. At CEEM, we assist investigators conducting clinical or community based research design, and implement and conduct cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies. While it may often seem that conducting valid and credible …

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Susan Kistler on Survey Response Rate, Sample Size, Disclosure, from AAPOR

My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. Many years ago I taught survey and instrument design at the University of Minnesota, and survey methodology is an issue near and dear to my heart. Thus, this week, I want to share a few resources from the …

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Poster Week: Karen Zannini Bull on Making Good Evaluation Decisions

I am Karen Zannini Bull, the Assistant Director of Distance Learning at Onondaga Community college and doctoral student at Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation. My interests reside in Evaluation Theory and what comprises a good evaluation decision. With that in mind, I wanted to share lessons learned and a great resource for …

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Poster Week: Anna Douglas on Using Asynchronous Discussion Groups for Evaluation

Hi. My name is Anna Douglas and I’m a PhD student in Evaluation, Measurement, and Applied Research Methods at Purdue University. I’ve been using asynchronous discussion groups online to evaluate a new learning tool. Online asynchronous discussion groups are discussions through an online media where participants are responding to each other, but not simultaneously. While …

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Poster Week: Shobha Mittal on Seeking a Higher Survey Response Rate

My name is Shobha Mittal and I am an independent consultant. Seeking a higher response rate on the surveys has always been tricky in the field of evaluation. Lessons Learned: Although there are many good references available to help evaluators impact the response rates, I have found that thinking like a respondent before seeking their …

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Poster Week: Kristy Jang on Resources for Data Collection

My name is Kristy Jang, and I am a Master’s student at the University of British Columbia, Canada. I am interested in evaluating educational programs in developing countries and professional development programs in higher education. Since last fall, I have had the pleasure to help evaluate a graduate-level professional development program which is based on …

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Poster Week: Kai Chi Yam on Using Exploratory Factor Analysis in Evaluation

My name is Kai Chi Yam, and I am a graduate student at Washington State University. I recently had an opportunity to evaluate a university-based mentoring program. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to provide score validity evidence through the examination of internal structure of study-specific measures. Such evidence can increase the utility of the …

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Poster Week: Virginia Dick on Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Evaluation

My name is Virginia Dick and I am currently public service evaluation faculty at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Most of my work focuses on assisting state and local government agencies, and other university divisions, with evaluation of programs, policies and systems. As part of my role I often …

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Susan Kistler on Data Visualization Part II

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. One hot topic for me this year is data visualization – representing data in ways that are accurate, accessible, and appealing. My very first aea365 post identified resources for those with interests in data visualization – …

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Nicole Jackson on Improving Interview Techniques During Formative Evaluations

Hello, my name is Nicole Jackson. I am both an adjunct faculty in the Human Resource Management Certificate program at U.C. Berkeley Extension and a doctoral candidate in Policy, Organization, Measurement, and Evaluation at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. From my previous and current work, I discovered that interviewing is both an art and …

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