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17

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Photovoice – Evaluation through Photography

Posted by on August 17th, 2012 0 comments

A picture’s worth a thousand words, and a method called photovoice takes advantage of pictures’ compelling qualities by incorporating photography into research and evaluation. Photovoice is a participatory evaluation method in which program participants are given cameras to capture images that convey their feelings, beliefs and experiences about an issue. The method is used frequently… Read More »

Posted in: News, Qualitative Methods

Aug

08

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How Many Points on YOUR Rating Scale?

Posted by on August 8th, 2012 0 comments

In survey design workshops, we are often asked if rating scales designed to measure respondents’ opinions and attitudes should have an odd number of points, including a neutral mid-point (i.e., “Neither agree or disagree”); or if it’s better to have an even number of points, without a mid-point.  Our answer, which probably frustrates our participants to… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Jul

31

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Need to Know – The 6D’s of Needs Assessment

Posted by on July 31st, 2012 0 comments

At the OERC, we recommend using evaluation questions as a foundation for evaluation projects. The questions are useful in developing data collection methods, analyzing data, and organizing evaluation reports.  If you are planning a needs assessment, you can take advantage of a tip sheet that provides needs assessment questions for you: The 6Ds of Needs Assessments. This… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Jul

27

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How to Ignite Your Presentation: AEA Training Webinar

Posted by on July 27th, 2012 0 comments

On July 27, 2012 Stephanie Evergreen, eLearning Initiatives Director for the American Evaluation Association, gave a half-hour webinar about the Ignite approach to giving presentations.  This approach involves a 5 minute presentation based on 20 slides that are each shown for 15 seconds.  (Yes, this is similar to Pecha Kucha.)  The American Evaluation Association, which… Read More »

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Jul

24

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How to Analyze Qualitative Data

Posted by on July 24th, 2012 0 comments

“Utilizing grounded theory to explore the information-seeking behavior of senior nursing students.” Duncan V; Holtslander, L.  J Med Lib Assoc 100(1) January 2012:20-27. In this very practical article, the authors describe the steps they took to analyze qualitative data from written records that nursing students kept about their experiences with finding information in the CINAHL… Read More »

Posted in: News, Practical Evaluation

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