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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

Jun

09

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The Cookie Exercise: Setting Criteria

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 1 comment

What do Oreo cookies have to do with evaluation? In program evaluation, we want to know the extent to which a program is successful.  If we’re evaluating an activity we’re doing at our job, we might be trying to figure out if more money should be put towards future iterations of that activity or if it… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Analysis, Practical Evaluation

Jun

02

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Logic Model Hack: Constructing Proposals

Posted by on June 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Logic models are program planning tools but they have many other uses (new to logic models?  See these posts).  The NEO has a series of “logic model hacks” that are about other ways logic models can be used (this is the second one, so it’s a series). The logic model is a great help when writing proposals… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models

Apr

28

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Hungry for More Evaluation Ideas? How About a Tip a Day?

Posted by on April 28th, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes people ask us where we get ideas for our posts.  I’m going to tell you one of our big secrets – when we can’t think of something we check out the American Evaluation Association’s daily blog AEA 365 | A Tip-A-Day by and for Evaluators.  Seriously, every single day some evaluator posts a tip… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, News

Apr

03

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Nine Whys to an Elevator Speech

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments

I know we already have a great post on doing elevator speeches.  But today I want to share an experience I had this week that made me think about another way to think about how approach elevator speeches, or basically what to say to someone about your project when you only have time for a… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

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