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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

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 »

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Aug

04

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Logic Model Hack: Project Management Tool

Posted by on August 4th, 2017 0 comments

My whole career has been an evaluation project juggling act.  At times, I was the only evaluation consultant for an entire university campus. Logic models were a game changer for me. When a client showed up in my office three months after our initial consult, I could pull out our logic model and we could… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

Jul

14

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Elegantly Simple Evaluation: The Engage for Health Pre/Post Assessment

Posted by on July 14th, 2017 0 comments

I wrote a post in May 2016 about a participatory evaluation conducted with a group of public librarians from the Engage for Health program, a statewide collaboration led by the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).  This was a community education program, offered by 17 libraries throughout Pennsylvania, which taught community… Read More »

Posted in: Simply Elegant Evaluation

Jun

21

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A Cinderella Story about Evaluation Presentations

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

Once upon a time, there was an evaluator like any other.  She often was called on to present evaluation results of special projects. Sometimes it was at the request of influential stakeholders. Other times, it was for colleagues at professional conferences. Almost always, she got the same audience response. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Then one day, I realized… Read More »

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