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Hungry for More Evaluation Ideas? How About a Tip a Day?

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes people ask us where we get ideas for our posts.  I’m going to tell you one of our big secrets – when we can’t think of something we check out the American Evaluation Association’s daily blog AEA 365 | A Tip-A-Day by and for Evaluators.  Seriously, every single day some evaluator posts a tip… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, News



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Finding Evaluator Resources in Surprising Places

Posted by on April 21st, 2017 0 comments

The National Training Office recently posted a Free and Low Cost Tools guide to help educators create and carry out training. Many of these tools can be used by more than just trainers though — evaluators can makes use of these tools as well. Here are some of my favorite tools from NTO’s guide. Trello… Read More »

Posted in: News



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Best Bargain for Evaluation Training: the AEA Summer Evaluation Institute

Posted by on April 14th, 2017 0 comments

Who doesn’t love a bargain? If you love a bargain and you want to up your evaluation game, check out the American Evaluation Association’s Summer Evaluation Institute, now open for registration. This year, it will be held June 5 – 7 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel CNN Center.  For $395 (AEA members) or $480 (nonmembers),… Read More »

Posted in: News



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Nonrandom Ideas for Using Random Samples

Posted by on April 7th, 2017 0 comments

I bet random sampling is something most of you learned about in your Intro to Statistics class, then never thought about again.  Truthfully, many program evaluators seldom use random sampling.  We often are working with smallish groups of program participants and can seek feedback from everyone (also known as conducting a census). Besides, even if… Read More »

Posted in: Questionnaires and Surveys



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Nine Whys to an Elevator Speech

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

I know we already have a great post on doing elevator speeches.  But today I want to share an experience I had this week that made me think about another way to think about how approach elevator speeches, or basically what to say to someone about your project when you only have time for a… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

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