Evaluation

Lessons from the Opening Plenary at Evaluation 2017 by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Evaluation 2017 officially kicked-off yesterday! And, we had a great start with the opening plenary session from AEA president Kathy Newcomer. In her presentation, Kathy discussed the challenges evaluators are facing and how we can overcome those challenges to push evaluation and the evaluation …

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Jayne Corso on Writing Effectively for Facebook

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Facebook is a great tool for reaching other evaluation professionals. The platform makes it easy to share relevant articles, videos, and thoughts with your followers. However, It can be difficult to get your posts on your follower’s newsfeeds because Facebook only …

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Bill Fear on Evaluating Organizational Change and Change Management

Hi, this is Bill Fear, independent evaluator and freelancer.  Over the years my interest in evaluation has spanned a number of disciplines and sectors.  The common theme that continually emerges is one of change management and more latterly, I have narrowed this down to organizational change.  This helps to focus the wide range of ideas, …

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Jen Przewoznik on Conducting Research With and within LGBTQI+ Communities: We Don’t Know Exactly What Works, but We Have a Pretty Good Sense of What Doesn’t

Hi, I’m Jen Przewoznik, Director of Prevention and Evaluation at the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. I have been working with and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) communities for 15 years. I’d like to share some thoughts about conducting research with and within LGBTQI+ communities that I have learned, using …

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Cris Sullivan, Annika Gifford, and Anne Menard on Helping Domestic Violence Programs Evaluate Their Work on Their Own Terms

Hi all, we’re blogging today from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Cris Sullivan is NRCDV’s Senior Research Advisor, and Annika Gifford is Senior Director of Policy and Research. Together with CEO Anne Menard, one of our projects has focused on helping domestic violence organizations evaluate how their services impact domestic violence survivors and …

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Liz Zadnik on Balancing plates: Finding a space for evaluation among everything else I have to do (A Practitioner’s Story)

Hi there, Liz Zadnik here, new(ish) member of the aea365 curating team and sometimes Saturday poster. Last year Sheila posed the question What is it that YOU would like to read about on this blog? One of the responses resonated with me, as it represented my relationship with evaluation as a professional: I would love to …

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Anna Douglas on Engineering Education Assessment Instruments

I am Anna Douglas and I conduct evaluation and assessment research with Purdue University’s Institute for Precollege Engineering Research; also known as INSPIRE. This post is about finding and selecting assessments to use in evaluation of engineering education programs. Recent years have seen an increase in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives and …

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Jennifer Grove on One Practitioner’s Journey to Embrace Evaluation

I’m Jennifer Grove, Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), a technical assistance provider for anti-sexual violence programs throughout the country.  I’ve worked in this movement for nearly 17 years, but when it comes to evaluation work, I’m a newbie.  Evaluation has been an area of interest for programs for several years …

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Liz Zadnik on Engaging community members in the “Why evaluate?” conversation

Hi all!  Liz Zadnik here, aea365 Outreach Coordinator and occasional Saturday Contributor.  I wanted to share some insights and reflection I had as the result from a recent EVALTALK discussion thread.  Last month, someone posed the following request: I’m searching for a “Why Evaluate” article for parents/community members/stakeholders. An article that explains in clear and plain …

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