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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »