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Nov

20

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Free Resources to Help Communities Engage with Their Data

Posted by on November 20th, 2017 0 comments

As you already know, the whole NEO team attended the Evaluation 2017 conference last week.  I learned enough to fill up quite a few blog posts. Today’s is about some free tools I found out about that can help communities get comfortable working with data. I went to a presentation by the Engagement Lab at Emerson… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Participatory Evaluation, Practical Evaluation

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

16

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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

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

Aug

28

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Special Edition: 5 Ways that Living Through a Hurricane Made Me a Better Evaluator

Posted by on August 28th, 2017 1 comment

One of the NEO Shop Talk bloggers, Karen Vargas, lives in Houston and is sheltering in place with her family. She posted this special blog post to let our readers know how her evaluation training is helping her and her family face Hurricane Harvey. She also wanted to let you know her family is going… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

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