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SIM TIG Week: Social Impact Measurement: What is this all about? By Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt

Hi there, we’re Jane Reisman and Alyna Wyatt, Chair and Program Chair of the Social Impact Measurement TIG. The fields of impact investing and other market solutions are rapidly advancing vehicles for addressing social and environmental goals. The Social Impact Measurement TIG is in its early stages of growth and exploration as we as evaluation …

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CREATE Week: Validating Key Assessments for Accreditation Purposes by Jaqueline Craven

Greetings, colleagues! This is Jacqueline Craven with a quick glimpse of but one way to work with educational professionals concerned with establishing validity & reliability for their own assessments. I coordinate a doctoral program in Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research and as such, am a member of the standard 5 committee for the Council for …

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Silvana Bialosiewicz and Kelly Murphy on Do your measures measure up?

Hello! We are Silvana Bialosiewicz and Kelly Murphy from Claremont Graduate University. Working as Senior Research Associates at the Claremont Evaluation Center, we have often been tasked with analyzing large quantitative databases and drawing conclusions about program effectiveness based on our results. Today, we’d like to share some hot tips about pesky sources of bias …

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EPE Week: Yvonne M. Watson on Money Ball: Lessons about Measurement and Evaluation from the (Baseball) Field

Hi everyone!  I’m Yvonne M. Watson, a Program Analyst in U.S. EPA’s Evaluation Support Division (ESD) and Chair of AEA’s EPE TIG.  I’m primarily responsible for managing the division’s internal evaluation capacity building efforts. I read Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis to understand the importance of a culture that …

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EdEval Week: Jade Caines on Survey Design

Hi, I’m Jade Caines. I have taught prekindergarten through college grades for over 10 years and have also worked on numerous evaluation studies in the southern, western, and eastern parts of the U.S. I recently received a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Pennsylvania, …

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Phil Halbrook on TRASI for Measuring Social Impact

I am Phil Halbrook and I would like to share with you information about TRASI – a great tool to help evaluators seeking to measure social impact. The issue of measuring social impact is a hot button one right now and the TRASI database and website is extremely useful. Rad Resource – TRASI: TRASI is …

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John Dearborne on Establishing Social Media Measurement Standards

I’m John Dearborne and I’ve taken to reading thought leaders in measurement in Public Relations in order to improve my evaluation practice, in particular around measuring communications. Today, I’d like to share resources related to identifying measurement standards in social media. Hot Tip – KD Paine’s PR Measurement Blog: Katie Delahaye Paine is an insightful …

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Susan Kistler on the OECD Better Life Index

My name is Susan Kistler. I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association and author of aea365’s Saturday posts. Today, I wanted to call to your attention the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Index (BLI). OECD launched the BLI in May, describing it as a “new, interactive index that …

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Susan Hahn and Guy Sharrock on How to Establish a Robust Project M&E System

Hello! This post is by Susan Hahn and Guy Sharrock. Susan works as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a Baltimore-based international humanitarian assistance and development agency, with whom Guy is a Senior M&E Advisor. Evaluations are an important part of our project activities, but they must be linked with …

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Emily Warn on Using Online Tools to Measure Outcomes for Not-For-Profit Organizations

My name is Emily Warn and I’m a senior partner at SocialQuarry, a social media consulting group that plans and analyzes online networks and social media for non-profits, foundations, and public agencies.  Today I’m going to be sharing a hot tip about using social media in evaluations. This past week Facebook surpassed Google in US …

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