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13

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#Eval17 Highlights

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The whole NEO team attended AEA’s Evaluation 2017 conference last week. I am still processing a lot of what I’ve learned from the conference, and hope to write in more detail about them in the upcoming months. Until then, here are some of my highlights: Workshops I attended the two-day Eval 101 workshop by Donna… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Visualization, Practical Evaluation

Nov

03

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Beyond Anecdotes: Story Collection Methods for Program Evaluation

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 0 comments

The promotora’s uncle was sick and decided it was his time to die. She was less convinced, so she researched his symptoms on MedlinePlus and found evidence that his condition probably was treatable. So she gathered the family together to persuade him to seek treatment. Not only did her uncle survive, he began teaching his… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation, Qualitative Methods, Storytelling

Oct

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Welcome to Sunnydale

Posted by on October 27th, 2017 0 comments

It’s the spookiest time of the year! To help celebrate, we’re visiting our favorite fictional town, Sunnydale. If you’re a long-time reader of Shop Talk, you might already be familiar with the posts about librarians reaching out to the vampire population in Sunnydale. The first post about Sunnydale was Developing Program Outcomes using the Kirkpatrick… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NEO Projects

Oct

20

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Social Exchange Theory and Questionnaires Part 2: Communication and Distribution

Posted by on October 20th, 2017 0 comments

Last week we talked about how to think about questionnaire design in terms of social exchange theory – how to lower perceived cost and raise perceived rewards and trust in order to get people to complete a questionnaire. But there’s more to getting people to complete a questionnaire than its design.  There are the words… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Questionnaires and Surveys

Oct

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Social Exchange Theory and Questionnaires Part 1: Questionnaire Design

Posted by on October 16th, 2017 0 comments

Getting a high response rate is an important part of trusting the information you get from a questionnaire.  Don Dillman, a guru of questionnaire research, says that to get a good response rate it helps to see questionnaires as part of a social exchange.  Social Exchange Theory is the theory that “people are more likely… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Bloggers' Bookshelf, Questionnaires and Surveys

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