GOVT Week: David Bernstein on Top 10 Indicators of Performance Measurement Quality

I am David J. Bernstein, and I am a Senior Study Director with Westat. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group at the 2010 AEA Conference, so I have been reflecting on how government evaluation has changed over the last 20 years. One area that has not changed …

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GOVT Week: Maria Whitsett on Tips for Evaluation Practice

I am Maria Whitsett, a consultant with Moak, Casey and Associates. We specialize in school finance and public education accountability. I also have worked in state agencies, a local school district, and regional R & D and technical assistance centers. My “tips” are old-fashioned! Lesson Learned: Public sector evaluators need to streamline their own work …

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GOVT Week: Ted Kniker on Performance Measurement and Evaluation

My name is Ted Kniker and I am an executive consultant with the Federal Consulting Group, an organization comprised of federal employees who provide management consulting, executive coaching and customer satisfaction measurement to other federal agencies. Prior to this, I was the Director for Evaluation and Performance Measurement for Public Diplomacy and for the Bureau …

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GOVT Week: Rakesh Mohan on Celebrating Excellence in Legislative Evaluation

Namaste! I am Rakesh Mohan, Director of Idaho State Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations. I currently serve on the AEA Board and am a former executive committee member of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES). I hope this post will inform you of some good evaluation resources at the state government level. This past …

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GOVT Week: Stanley Capela on Government Evaluation

My name is Stanley Capela. I am the Vice President for Quality Management at HeartShare Human Services of New York and the current Chair of AEA’s Government Evaluation TIG. Major Hot Tip: If you attend the AEA Conference this November, attend our business meeting where we will celebrate 20 years of Government Evaluation. Joseph Wholey …

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Andrea Johnston on the Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool

Ahneen, hello.  My people are from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, Canada and I live in Toronto, Ontario.  My name is Andrea L.K. Johnston and I run a small evaluation and research firm named Johnston Research Inc.  Our logo is a butterfly that visually displays the initials JR in its wings. The butterfly represents rebirth and transformation, which …

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Korinne Chiu on Engaging Community Agencies in the Evaluation Process

My name is Korinne Chiu and I am a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have a great interest in how program evaluation can contribute to evidence-based policy-making. I have assisted with evaluations and grants at the local and state levels on mental health and educational programs. One of the …

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Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Trish Peaster on Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation

My name is Oliwier Dziadkowiec and I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Community Psychology at Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas. My colleague, Trish Peaster, and I recently conducted a Social Network Analysis (SNA) through our work at WSU’s Center for Community Support and Research. The client requesting the SNA was a coalition …

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