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Six Degrees of Key Informants: Finding Interviewees for Community Assessment

Posted by on September 30th, 2016 0 comments

Six degrees of separation is a concept that describes social interconnectedness. The idea, popularized in a 1990s movie, is that each human on the planet could reach any other human, by way of friend-to-friend introduction, in six steps or less. For example, you are six (or fewer) people away from meeting your favorite celebrity you… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Sep

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Update Your Evaluation Toolbox: Two Great Conferences

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments

It’s the fall, also known as the beginning of conference season. It’s a very exciting time if you like evaluation/assessment.  If you want to improve your evaluation skills, two great conferences are coming up, back to back.  Take a look at some of these highlights and pick one to go to! Oct. 24-29, 2016 Evaluation… Read More »

Posted in: News

Sep

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A Diagram is Worth a Thousand Words: Visual Evaluation Plans

Posted by on September 16th, 2016 0 comments

What would you rather look at?  Some paragraphs of text and bullet points that explain in a step-by-step fashion your process and outcomes evaluation plans, or a diagram of those plans?  For me the answer is easy: a diagram.  Diagrams have the advantage of being quickly understandable, interesting to look at, invite participation of the… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Sep

09

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My Report Writing Toolkit

Posted by on September 9th, 2016 0 comments

I once heard evaluator extraordinaire Michael Patton say that an evaluator could staple an executive summary to a bunch of pages ripped from a phone book and no one would notice. Possibly our readers have developed a fear of drowning in numbers and technical information? (For our younger blog followers, a phone book is that… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Sep

02

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From Logic Model to Proposal Evaluation – Part 2: The Evaluation Plan

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016 0 comments

Last week we wrote some basic goals and objectives for a proposal about teaching health literacy skills to vampires in Sunnydale.  Here’s what the goals and objectives look like, taken from the Executive Summary statement in last week’s post: Goal: The goal of our From Dusk to Dawn project is to improve the health and… Read More »

Posted in: Logic Models, News, Practical Evaluation

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