DVR Week: Juan Paulo Ramirez on Using Google Analytics

Hello, my name is Juan Paulo Ramírez, independent consultant, sole owner of “GIS and Human Dimensions, L.L.C.” As many of you may know Google Analytics (GA) allows you to track down the number of visitors that a website receives during a certain period of time. But GA does a lot more than that. If you …

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DVR Week: Chris Lysy on Data Sources that Embrace Data Visualization

My name is Chris Lysy and I am a Research Analyst at Westat. I am the creator of EvalCentral and I also blog at Fresh Spectrum. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter: @clysy. One promising new online trend is the addition of data visualization tools on major data source websites. So often data is …

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DVR Week: Stephanie Evergreen on the Data Visualization and Reporting TIG

My name is Stephanie Evergreen and I am so proud to be the founding Chair of the newest Topical Interest Group in AEA. What new TIG, you ask? It’s the Data Visualization and Reporting TIG. And we are so geeked to be here that we’ve taken over a whole week of aea365 to share with …

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Susan Kistler on Welcoming the Data Visualization & Reporting TIG and DVR Resources

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director. This week I am excited to welcome AEA’s newest Topical Interest Group (TIG) focusing on Data Visualization and Reporting (DVR). All this week, we’ll be reading aea365 posts from our DVR colleagues and have DVR items highlighted on the Headlines and Resources list (you …

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Dawn Henderson and Ebun Odeneye on Tips and Strategies for Internal Program Evaluators

Our names are Dawn Henderson and Ebun Odeneye. We are members of the 2010-2011 cohort of the AEA Graduate Diversity Education Internship (GEDI) Program. New internal evaluators often struggle with balancing general program duties with evaluation-specific responsibilities, so we will be sharing some effective tips to help evaluators facing this same challenge. Hot Tip: As …

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Oscar Chavez on Lessons Learned in Evaluating High School Mathematics Curriculums

I am Oscar Chavez, assistant professor at the University of Missouri, co-PI of the COSMIC project. We are examining secondary students’ mathematics learning from textbooks embodying two distinct approaches to content organization: an integrated approach (e.g., Core-Plus Mathematics) and a subject-specific course approach (students follow an Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II sequence). The study was …

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Jeremy Jewell on Using Wait List Control Groups in Evaluation

Hi, my name is Dr. Jeremy Jewell, and I am an Associate Professor in the Clinical Child and School Psychology Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For several years, I have helped our local probation department evaluate various risk assessment measures as well as programs for probationees. When evaluating the effectiveness of a program, one …

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Susan Kistler on Convening in Anaheim

I’m Susan Kistler, the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. Today, I’m writing from Anaheim, California, site of AEA’s 2011 annual conference and location of our winter Board meeting. We’ll be convening the week of October 31 through November 6.  I’m doing a little recon, and here’s what we’ve found so far: Hot Tip …

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Cindy Banyai on Creative Tech Tools for Participatory Evaluation

I am Dr. Cindy Banyai and I am the Executive Director of the Refocus Institute, a consultancy specializing in planning and training in participatory evaluation using visual methods.  I have recently returned to the U.S. from working and researching in Asia, where I was a member and an editor for the English language journal of …

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Larry Bohannon on Self-Assessment

My name is Dr. Larry Bohannon and I am an assistant professor in the Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education Department at Southeast MO State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2006) encourages schools, districts and states to advocate the infusion of 21st century skills into education. It also provides tools …

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