Susan Kistler on AEA eStudy Workshops on Social Network Analysis, Correlation & Regression, and Empowerment Evaluation

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s Saturday contributor. Our eStudy director just announced the lineup for January and February!

Lesson Learned: AEA’s eStudy offerings are online, real-time, webinar-based training right from your desktop with no need to fly, or get lost in traffic, or lose extra time away from work, or even change out of your PJs if you are so inclined. Facilitators are chosen from among the best of those offering AEA workshops and the topics are ones that are most sought-after by registrants.

Hot Tip: Registration is open to both AEA members and nonmembers, and students receive significantly discounted registration rates. For one registration fee, you may attend one or all of the sessions for a particular workshop. Here’s the January/February lineup.

Social Network Analysis
Tuesdays January 10, 17, 24, & 31, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
This eStudy provides an introduction to social network analysis theories, concepts, and applications within the context of evaluation, including network concepts, methods, and the software that provides for analysis of network properties. We’ll use real world examples and discussion to facilitate a better understanding of network structure, function and data collection.
Presenter: Kimberly Fredericks conducts social network analyses in her role as associate professor at The Sage Colleges. Kim is a regular author and speaker, including co-editing a New Directions for Evaluation issue on Social Network Analysis in Program Evaluation.
Cost: $150 Members, $200 Nonmembers, $80 Students

Applications of Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More
Wednesdays February 8, 15, 22, & 29, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Regression analyses are used to describe multivariate relationships, test theories, make predictions, and model relationships. We’ll explore data issues that may impact correlations and regression, selecting appropriate models, preparing data for analysis, running SPSS analyses, interpreting results, and presenting findings to a nontechnical audience.
Presenter: Dale Berger of Claremont Graduate University is a lauded teacher of workshops and classes in statistical methods and recipient of the outstanding teaching award from the Western Psychological Association.

Cost: $150 Members, $200 Nonmembers, $80 Students

Empowerment Evaluation
Tuesday & Thursday February 21 & 23, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Empowerment evaluation builds program capacity, fosters program improvement, and produces outcomes. It teaches people how to help themselves by learning how to evaluate their programs. This eStudy will introduce you to the steps of empowerment evaluation and tools to facilitate the approach.
Presenter: David Fetterman is president and CEO of Fetterman & Associates. He is the founder of empowerment evaluation and the author of over 10 books including Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice with Abraham Wandersman.
Cost: $75 Members, $100 Nonmembers, $40 Students

See the full descriptions and register for one, two, or all three online here.

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