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Detecting Fraudulent Responses to Online Surveys by Laura Beals and Barbara Perry

Hello! We are Laura Beals and Barbara Perry, internal evaluators at Jewish Family & Children’s Service, a large social-service agency located outside of Boston, MA. We have been gathering feedback from clients and other constituents via surveys, often online, for many years, but we recently completed a needs assessment project in which we also wanted …

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The Basic Necessities Survey: A simple and democratic method of measuring poverty by Rick Davies

Hi, I am Rick Davies, an Evaluation consultant, based in Cambridge, UK. The Basic Necessities Survey (BNS) is a method of measuring poverty that is: Simple to design and implement. The results are easy to analyse and to communicate to others Democratic in the way that it identifies what constitutes poverty and who is poor Rights-based, …

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Secrets for Effective Survey Invitations by Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

Greetings AEA colleagues. We are Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei – survey enthusiasts in the Office of Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2014, we shared a post about effective email subject lines for internet survey invitations. Today we’d like to focus on the body of the email. Here are strategies for writing email invitations …

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Ed Eval TIG Week: Using pulse surveys to get rapid, actionable feedback from teachers during a professional development experience by Valerie Futch Ehrlich

Hello! My name is Valerie Futch Ehrlich and I am the Evaluation and Research Lead for the Societal Advancement group at the Center for Creative Leadership. My team focuses on supporting our K-12, higher education, non-profit, and public health sector initiatives through evaluation and research. I want to share with you our recent experience using …

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OCF Week: Holly Kipp on Measuring social-emotional learning in middle schoolers

I am Holly Kipp, Researcher, from The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). Today’s post shares some of what we’re learning through our efforts to measure social-emotional learning (SEL) in youth in the context of our K-12 Student Success Initiative. The Initiative, funded in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, aims to help close the achievement gap …

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OCF Week: Caitlin Ruffenach and Kim Leonard on Lessons learned through the Oregon Arts Education Snapshot

We are Caitlin Ruffenach, Researcher, and Kim Leonard, Senior Evaluation Officer, from The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). Among other things, we are working on an evaluation of the Studio to School Initiative at OCF, which focuses on the development of sustainable arts education programs through partnerships between arts organizations and schools. This past summer, in …

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Ama Nyame-Mensah on Dealing with Demographic Data

Hi, I’m Ama Nyame-Mensah. I am a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice. In this post, I will share with you some lessons learned about incorporating demographic variables into surveys or questionnaires. For many, the most important part of a survey or questionnaire is the demographics section. Not …

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STEM TIG Week: Wendy DuBow on Sharing Survey Instruments: We’ll Go First!

Hi, I’m Wendy DuBow, a senior research scientist and director of evaluation at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Our mission is to increase the meaningful participation of women in technology fields. We focus on sharing theory- and evidence-based practices with stakeholders in education and industry to support them as they recruit, …

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2-for-1 Week: Paul Bakker on Using Google Consumer Surveys for Evaluations

Hi, I’m Paul Bakker. I run an independent evaluation consultancy, Social Impact Squared.  As an independent consultant, I don’t have a call centre to conduct population based surveys. However, a colleague (Brian Cugleman of Alterspark) introduced me to Google Consumer Surveys. I would like to share with you my research and trials into how Google …

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Ann Martin on Handy New Survey Features in Google Forms

I’m Ann Martin, an evaluator working with a team of science educators and outreach professionals in Hampton, VA. I frequently employ Google Formsfor evaluation and even other projects. Forms are free, simple, intuitive for users, and get the job done. In the past, though, Google Forms had several notable limitations. If you found that Forms …

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