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Jul

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Developing Program Outcomes using the Kirkpatrick Model – with Vampires

Posted by on July 28th, 2016 0 comments

Are you in the first stages of planning an outreach program, but not sure how to get started?  The NEO generally recommends starting your program planning by thinking about your outcomes.  Outcomes are the results that you would like to see happen because of your planned activities.  They are the “why we do it” of… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Jul

22

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From QWERTY to Quality Responses: How To Make Survey Comment Boxes More Inviting

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments

The ubiquitous comment box.  It’s usually stuck at the end of a survey with a simple label such as “Suggestions,” “Comments:” or “Please add additional comments here.” Those of us who write surveys over-idealistic faith in the potential of comment boxes, also known as open-ended survey items or questions.  These items will unleash our respondents’… Read More »

Posted in: Qualitative Methods, Questionnaires and Surveys

Jul

15

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Rubber Duck Evaluation Planning

Posted by on July 15th, 2016 0 comments

Programmers have a process for solving coding problems called “Rubber Duck Debugging.” It emerged from the realization that when they explained a problem they were having in coding to non-programmer, suddenly the solution would come to them. Then they realized that they could get the same results by explaining the problem to a rubber duck… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Jul

08

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Designing Surveys: Does The Order of Response Options Matter?

Posted by on July 8th, 2016 0 comments

I recently reviewed a questionnaire for a colleague, who used one of the most common question formats around: the Likert question. Here is an example: This is not a question from my colleague’s survey.  (I thought I should point that out in case you were wondering about my professional network.)  However, her response options were… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Jul

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Happy Fourth of July in Numbers!

Posted by on July 1st, 2016 0 comments

Before holidays we sometimes do a post on the value of putting your data in a visually understandable format, perhaps some kind of infographic. As I write this, some of you may be sitting at your desks pondering how you will celebrate U.S. Independence Day. To help turn your ponderings into a work-related activity, here… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, News

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