I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and regular aea365 Saturday contributor. Last year, about this time we looked back on the top aea365 posts of 2011, a year where the most read list reflected a number of tech tools. I ended the list with “I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings!”
Hot Tips: The following represent the top 10 most read non-staff articles from 2012, according to Feedburner:
- December 17 – Annaliese Calhoun on Measuring Sustainability Capacity and Planning for Long Term Success: Annaliese gives guidance and announces the launch of www.sustaintool.org featuring the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool and sustainability planning resources.
- December 25 – Kylie Hutchinson on The Internal Evaluator’s Carol: Sing along with Kylie to this Christmas classic!
- July 30 – June Gothberg on Creating Presentations Potent for All: June shares tips for ensuring that everyone can benefit from your presentations.
- May 24 – Aimee White on Engaging Stakeholders More Effectively: Aimee introduces us to the free Practical Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions and its useful guidance.
- May 22 – Shelly Engelman and Tom McKlin on ‘Grit’ as a Measure of Academic Success: Shelly and Tom define Grit and its importance in success and provide resources for measuring it.
- June 1 – Carolyn Cohen and Davis Patterson on Interview Design Process: Carolyn and Davis explore this strategy described as a hybrid between focus groups and speed dating.
- February 28 – Pam Larson Nippolt on Soft Skills for Youth: Pam identifies a valuable reviewed collection of youth outcome measures.
- August 1 – Gisele Tchamba on Learning the Difference between Evaluation and Research: Gisele covers the fundamentals.
- January 31 – Melissa McGuire on Selecting Outcome Indicators for Evaluation: Melissa guides us to leverage divergent points of view with Group Priority Sort.
- May 29 – Craig Wiles on Using Tableau for Data Exploration: Craig engages stakeholders using Tableau.
2012’s topics ranged far and wide. Now, I can’t wait for the rest of 2013!
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