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Sep

29

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My First Logic Model Experience

Posted by on September 29th, 2017 0 comments

This past Wednesday Karen and Cindy held a logic model workshop, which included crafting outcomes, for NNLM staff. Most people probably did not know that it was the first time I worked with a logic model! Here are a few of my takeaways about logic models and writing outcomes: You don’t have to come up… Read More »

Posted in: Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

Sep

22

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Because People Aren’t Gold Fish: AEA Audience Engagement Strategies

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Here’s a statistic to ponder.  According to a study done by Microsoft, as reported in Time magazine, the average adult human has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Goldfish can pay attention for 9 seconds, but you’ll lose a human after 8. While this attention span statistic has been questioned, such as in this article… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation, Reporting

Sep

15

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Results-Based Accountability and Outcomes-Based Evaluation: Same Thing?

Posted by on September 15th, 2017 0 comments

We are currently working with performance measures and indicators in assessing the programs of the NNLM. As a starting point, we’ve looked to the Common Metrics Initiative being used by Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions.  CTSA institutions vary widely in their projects, but they are using a set of common metrics to demonstrate measurable improvements… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation

Sep

08

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Evaluation Questions: GPS for Your Data Analysis

Posted by on September 8th, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever found yourself starring at a flip drive or folder full of evaluation data, wondering how the heck to make sense of it?  Maybe you collected a bunch of information as a requirement for a funded project.  Maybe a VIP handed you data files and tasked you with “producing a report on the… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Sep

01

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Postcard from Houston

Posted by on September 1st, 2017 0 comments

If you visited NEO Shop Talk this week, you know that blogger Karen Vargas shared how her Hurricane Harvey ordeal sharpened her evaluator skills.  Her story ran on Monday, when Houston was still in the thick of the epic disaster. For at least 48 more hours, the family still carefully monitored the Buffalo Bayou water… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

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