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“Five Things I’ve Learned,” from an Evaluation Veteran

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments

  Kalyna Durbak, the NEO’s novice evaluator, recently posted the five things she learned about evaluation since joining our staff. I thought I would steal, er, borrow Kalyna’s “five things” topic and write about the most important lessons I’ve learned after 25+ -years in the evaluation field. My first experience with program evaluation was in… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Mar

17

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Uninspired by Bars? Try Dot Plots

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

Thanks to Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp at the NNLM Training Office for allowing us to feature their assessment project and for providing the images in this post.  Are you tired of bars? I don’t mean the kind of bars where you celebrate and socialize. I mean the kind used in data visualization.  My evidence-free… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, NEO Projects, News, Practical Evaluation

Mar

10

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5 Things I Found Out as an Evaluation Newbie

Posted by on March 10th, 2017 0 comments

Since joining the NEO in October, I have learned a lot about the world of evaluation. Here are 5 things that have made me rethink how I approach evaluation, program planning, and overall life. #1: Anyone can do evaluation Think about a project that you are working on at work. Now take out your favorite… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Mar

06

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The Dark Side of Questionnaires: How to Identify Questionnaire Bias

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

People in my social media circles have been talking lately about bias in questionnaires.  There are biased questionnaires.  Some of them are biased by accident and some are on purpose.  Some are biased in the questions and some are biased in other ways, such as the selection of the people who are asked to complete… Read More »

Posted in: News, Questionnaires and Surveys

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