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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

06

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DIY Build Your Own Culture of Evaluation

Posted by on October 6th, 2017 0 comments

Our organization has a culture of evaluation. Oooh, doesn’t that sound impressive? In fact, I confess to using that term, culture of evaluation, in describing the NNLM Evaluation Office’s mission. However, if someone ever asked me to explain concretely what a culture of evaluation actually looks like, it would have taken some fast Googling, er,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Practical Evaluation

Sep

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

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 2 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

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 »

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Sep

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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 »

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