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LAWG Week: Joseph Gasper on Propensity Score Matching for “Real World” Program Evaluation

Welcome to the Evaluation 2013 Conference Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) week on aea365. I am Joseph Gasper, and I am a Senior Study Director with Westat, an employee-owned research corporation in Rockville, Maryland. Westat was hired by New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) to evaluate approximately 35 programs to move economically disadvantaged …

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LAWG Week: Fatima Frank on Using Technology in the Field of Data Collection

Welcome to the Evaluation 2013 Conference Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) week on aea365. My name is Fatima Frank. I am the Evaluation Specialist for evalû, a small consulting firm that focuses exclusively on rigorous evaluations of social and economic development initiatives. I was recently part of a discussion with fellow evaluators on how organizations with limited resources …

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LAWG Week: Will Fenn on the Evaluation Merry-Go-Round

Welcome to the Evaluation 2013 Conference Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) week on aea365. I’m Will Fenn from Innovation Network a Washington, D.C.-based monitoring and evaluation consulting firm specializing in advocacy and policy change evaluation. There is an all too common situation that arises around evaluation — I’ll call it the evaluation merry-go-round. I saw …

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LAWG Week: David J. Bernstein on Submitting Proposals and Presenting at DC-Based AEA Conferences

I am David J. Bernstein, a Senior Study Director with Westat, an employee-owned research and evaluation company. I am a Past Chair of the Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG), and have been an evaluator in the DC area for over 30 years. Val Caracelli and I are the Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) Co-Chairs …

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Hellooo Cleveland! Here we come…Evaluation 2018 is here! by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings AEA members, conference-goers, virtual conference goers and AEA365 fans! I’m Sheila B Robinson, your very excited AEA365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. I’m getting ready to spend nearly a week in Cleveland, OH at Evaluation 2018. The annual AEA conference is one of my favorite weeks of the year – time for me …

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Evaluation 2017: Volunteers and Volunteering by David Bernstein

I am David Bernstein, CEO of DJB Evaluation Consulting and Past-President of Washington Evaluators, the DC-based local AEA affiliate, and the Evaluation 2017 Conference Co-chair. I have a career-long commitment to volunteering as a Red Cross volunteer (CPR instructor, blood donor), a Board member with Washington Evaluators, and a frequent volunteer with AEA. Giving back …

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Sheila B Robinson on Navigating the Annual AEA Conference

Hello All! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some tips for navigation Evaluation 2016! Cool Trick: If you want all of these tips described in detail, log into the AEA website (if you are a member), click on Coffee Break Webinars (under the “Learn” menu), then click the Coffee …

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Sheila B Robinson on Spreading Your Wings and Registering for Evaluation 2015!

Happy Fall loyal readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a reminder to register early for Evaluation 2015. Hot Tip: Be an early bird! Register now. If you are planning to attend Evaluation 2015, the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois this November, and have not yet done so, register …

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Sheila B. Robinson on the Annual Call for Proposals – Evaluation 2014

Hi! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor.  I’ve been a conference proposal reviewer for AEA’s annual conference for several years now, and always find it a wonderful learning experience and opportunity to get involved and contribute. As Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director Emeritus, posted last year, “It is a bit like being …

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