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Laura Beals and Noah Schectman on Data Formatting for Performance Management Systems

Hello! We are Laura Beals (program evaluator) and Noah Schectman (database administrator) from Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS), located in Boston, MA. At JF&CS we use a cloud-based case management system to facilitate data collection about our clients and services. We are part of the internal evaluation department at JF&CS (i.e., he is not …

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Pei-Pei Lei on Using InfoPath as a Project Management/Data Collection Tool

Hi, my name is Pei-Pei Lei. I’m a survey research analyst in the Center for Health Policy and Research’s Office of Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As colleagues Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau pointed out in their earlier AEA365 blog on Project Management, Microsoft Office provides some options for no/low cost …

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Kerry Bruce on Getting Started with Mobile Phones

Hi, I am Kerry Bruce, Director of Results and Measurement at Pact.  I am part of Pact’s central technical team that provides monitoring and evaluation support to more than 20 country offices and more than 70 projects around the world.  In 2012 we started to roll out the use of mobile technology in our programs. …

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IE Week: Hilary Loeb and Kelly Bay on Enhancing the Quality and Quantity of Survey Responses at Program Events

We are Hilary Loeb and Kelly Bay of the Research and Evaluation Department at the College Success Foundation.  Many of our scholarship and support programs host events in which we collect data from students and educators.  As internal evaluators, we often rely on colleagues to collect and enter survey data from these groups. The results …

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Nancy Lee Leland on “Q by Q”

Hello. My name is Nancy Lee Leland and I am Senior Research Associate and Evaluation Team Leader for the University of Minnesota’s Prevention Research Center for Healthy Youth Development. I also do independent evaluation-related consulting with private, governmental, and nonprofit organizations. I strive to engage program and other organizational staff in the evaluation process and …

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