technology

NPF Week: Sophia Guevara on Board Collaboration at a Distance

My name is Sophia Guevara and I am the Special Libraries Association Information Technology Division (SLA IT) Chair and American Evaluation Association Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group Co-Chair. At SLA IT, I currently lead the Executive and Advisory boards. In an effort to bring the members of these boards together, I asked that the …

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Aditi Patel on Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An Introduction for the Digital Immigrant Evaluator

Are you an experienced evaluator who thinks technology could help your work, but have no idea where to begin? I’m Aditi Patel, a recent graduate of the Fletcher School of Tufts University, where I worked with Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church to understand how seasoned evaluators–such as you, the AEA blog reader!–can think about where and how technology …

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2-for-1 Week: Connie Viamonte onGet Connected! Embracing Technology in Evaluation

My name is Connie Viamonte and I am a Research and Evaluation Associate at Q-Q Research Consultants based out of Miami, Florida. Today I want to share some of our experiences utilizing new technologies. We’ve found that when we’re unafraid to try new things, technology is a valuable tool in the evaluation world. Most recently, …

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Best of aea365 week: Theresa Murphrey on Jing

My name is Theresa Murphrey and I am on the faculty at Texas A&M University. I teach both traditional classroom based student as well as distance-based learners from around the world. I have been working with a new tool that I have found to be extremely useful in facilitating teaching and learning. 2014 Update: I have now used …

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Kerry Bruce on Taking Your Data Collection to the Field with Mobile Phone Technology

Hello, I am Kerry Bruce, Director of Results and Measurement at Pact and I’m currently based in Madagascar and support Pact programs in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. In 2012 we started to roll out the use of mobile technology in our programs including evaluation.  This third post in the series on how to get started with mobile phone technology …

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Kerry Bruce on Choosing a Mobile Technology Platform for Your Evaluation

Hello, I am Kerry Bruce, the Director of Results and Measurement at Pact.  I’m currently based in Madagascar and support Pact programs in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. 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 …

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Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau on No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Project Management Tools for Your Evaluation Projects

Hello!  We’re Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research. As Sean Allen Levin suggested in a recent aea365 post, organizing an evaluation project or multiple projects can be daunting. The details of timelines, responsibilities, and deliverables can easily be lost if they are only …

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Using Voice Recognition Software for Transcription

Hello, we are Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton from the Center for Health Policy and Research at UMass Medical School. We often collect qualitative data from interviews and focus groups. One challenge we frequently face is how to quickly and efficiently transcribe audio data. We have experimented using voice recognition software (VRS), and we’d like …

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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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Tarek Azzam on Using Crowdsourcing in Evaluation Practice

I am Tarek Azzam, assistant professor at Claremont Graduate University and associate director of the Claremont Evaluation Center. Today I want to talk about crowdsourcing and how it can potentially be used in evaluation practice. Generally speaking, crowdsourcing is the process of using the power of the many individuals (i.e. the crowd) to accomplish specific …

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