Katye Perry on Teaching Ethics in Evaluation through Case Examples

I am Katye Perry, an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University in Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS). I have taught a graduate level evaluation class for one year shy of twenty years. My students represent multiple disciplines within the College of Education as well as from disciplines across the university. Like most instructors of …

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Jeff Sheldon on the Readiness for Organizational Learning and Evaluation instrument

My name is Jeff Sheldon and I am a doctoral student at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University concentrating in evaluation and applied research methods.  A challenge I’ve encountered in my own practice is organizations that simply aren’t ready to be engaged in the evaluation process. Rad Resource: Readiness for …

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Nicole Vicinanza on Explaining Random Sampling to Stakeholders

Hi, my name is Nicole Vicinanza and I’m a Senior Research Associate with JBS International, a consulting firm. In my consulting work, one of my roles is to provide technical assistance in evaluation to community based organizations, government programs and service providers whose primary job is not evaluation. Hot Tip: How do you explain random …

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LaMarcus Bolton on Surmounting Barriers When Working w/Clients & Colleagues

My name is LaMarcus Bolton, and I am the American Evaluation Association’s Technology Director, as well as a doctoral student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Today, I wanted to let you know of a few good resources when surmounting barriers when working with colleagues and/or clients. Rad Resource: When you’re working with multicultural colleagues or clients, the …

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Dreolin Fleischer on Organizing Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Hi, my name is Dreolin Fleischer.  I am a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University. I would like to share resources, at different price points, I have used to capture and organize qualitative and quantitative telephone interview data. One resource I have used in the past is Microsoft Office Access. You can create a form …

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Jean Eells on Institutional Ethnography

My name is Jean Eells and I am an independent evaluator in central Iowa.  I am drawn to projects that are complex and have seemingly intractable problems, due in part, because we always look at them in the same way.  Being able to see clearly is sometimes half the challenge of designing an evaluation. Hot …

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Cassandra O’Neill on Engagement for High Impact 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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