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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

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150 Million Hot Dogs

Posted by on June 30th, 2017 1 comment

150 million hot dogs. That’s the number of hotdogs that the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates we will eat on the 4th of July. Can you imagine that? It’s probably hard to visualize all those hot dogs piled up in your mind. Is that a lot of hot dogs? Hard to tell. What… Read More »

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Jun

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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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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

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