McQuiston, Lippin, and Bradley-Bull on Participatory Analysis

Greetings!  We are Tom McQuiston (USW Tony Mazzocchi Center) and Tobi Mae Lippin and Kristin Bradley-Bull (New Perspectives Consulting Group).  We have collaborated for over a decade on participatory evaluation and assessment projects for the United Steelworkers (labor union).  And we have grappled mightily with how to complete high-quality data analysis and interpretation in participatory …

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Wayne Miller on Trustworthy Relationships

My name is Wayne Miller and I am a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Avondale College, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.  In December I received my doctorate from the University of Wollongong following acceptance of my thesis titled Practical methods to evaluate school breakfast programs – A case study.   The study …

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Linda Delaney on Training Stakeholders for Empowerment Evaluation

My name is Linda F. Delaney and I serve as a program evaluator for my own company (LFD Consulting, LLC) in Marion, Arkansas.  Since 2005, I have worked closed with Dr. David Fetterman as an evaluator for the Minority Sub-recipient Grant Office at the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (UAPB).  I also serve …

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Cassie Bowman on Empowerment Evaluation in NASA’s Public Engagement Program

My name is Cassie Bowman. As the coordinator of NASA’s Mars student intern program, I’ve looked for ways to continuously improve the experience for the student, teacher, and scientist participants. My tip is that empowerment evaluation, used in a modified format, can be an excellent way to make improvements to a program that has constantly …

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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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