CPE Week: Liliana Rodriguez-Campos on Collaborative Evaluation

I am Liliana Rodríguez-Campos, Co-Chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG. I am also an evaluation professor and the director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement at the University of South Florida. Among other achievements, I received the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Award. During my evaluation career I have …

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CPE Week: David Fetterman on Empowerment Evaluation

I am David Fetterman, past-president of the American Evaluation Association and co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation TIG.  I have 25 years of experience at Stanford University.  Fetterman & Associates is my international evaluation consulting firm. I am also a professor of education in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas …

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ROE Bonus: Paul Brandon and Landry Fukunaga on Methods Used in Empirical Studies of Stakeholder Involvement in Program Evaluation

We are Paul Brandon and Landry Fukunaga from the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa. Stakeholder involvement in program evaluation is one of the most enduring topics in the program evaluation literature, but empirical research on the topic has been summarized only within limited domains. We conducted a literature review of empirical research, examining 7,580 publications …

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MNEA Week: Beth Robelia on Using Online Focus Groups

My name is Beth Robelia. I am the proprietor of a micro-business that focuses on STEM education research, curriculum development and program evaluation. In evaluating the effectiveness of social media, the disbursed nature of users may make face-to-face focus groups impractical. Online focus groups can bridge the gap in geography by placing participants in an …

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MNEA Week: Hanife Cakici on Evaluation of the Worlds

My name is Hanife Cakici and I am a second year graduate student in the Master of Public Policy program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, focusing on advanced policy analysis and program evaluation. Coming to U.S as a Turkish Fulbright student has generated a deep curiosity in me to investigate …

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MNEA Week: Leah Goldstein Moses on Evaluative Thinking

My name is Leah Goldstein Moses. I am the founder and President of the Improve Group, a national evaluation and planning consulting firm based in the Twin Cities. I am writing to share some recent experiences in evaluation capacity building initiatives, and taken together, they suggest that evaluative thinking is emerging as one of the …

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MNEA Week: Susan Keskinen on Qualitative Data Analysis

My name is Susan Keskinen. I work for Ramsey County (Minnesota) Community Human Services as a Senior Program Evaluator. My evaluation projects are related to employment and supportive services provided to Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) participants, Minnesota’s version of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. I am the Communications Chair for the …

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MNEA Week: Melissa Chapman Haynes on Program Evaluation Standards

Hello! I am Dr. Melissa Chapman Haynes, and I am a Senior Evaluator with Professional Data Analysts, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this post, I propose that the Program Evaluation Standards (PgES) is a fundamental tool that can help us reflect on the values we bring to our evaluation practice. The five standards, all of …

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MNEA Week: Stella SiWan Zimmerman on Key Outcome Reporting Details

My name is Stella SiWan Zimmerman and I am the President of ACET, Inc., a research and evaluation consulting firm based in Minneapolis, MN. We specialize in the evaluation of education, public health, and community-based programs in order to improve organizational effectiveness and build evaluation capacity. Over the years, I have produced and reviewed many …

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