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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

Aug

25

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SOAR: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach for Strategic Planning

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments

By guest blogger Michelle Eberle, Consultant, Massachusetts Library System In my new position with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), one of my roles is providing consultation for strategic planning.  The Massachusetts Library System, a non-profit funded by the Commonwealth, support all types of libraries (public, school, academic, and special).  Yes, that includes health sciences libraries,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation

Jul

21

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Making Friends with the Theory of Change

Posted by on July 21st, 2017 0 comments

If you read articles about evaluation sooner or later you will read that your evaluation plan needs to have a good Theory of Change (for example, it’s part of “evaluability assessment” that I wrote about on July 7, 2017). This has concerned me because I assumed there were probably a lot of theories of change… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models

Jul

07

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What in Tarnation is Evaluability Assessment and Why Should We Care?

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 2 comments

Recently on Twitter I found a publication on evaluability assessment of impact evaluation. The tweet stated that an evaluability assessment would save time and money in the long run. That’s good right? Evaluability was a new concept for me, so I read the small publication: Evaluability Assessment for Impact Evaluation: Guidance, Checklists and Decision Support,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation

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