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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

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

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

Jan

20

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Beyond the Memes: Evaluating Your Social Media Strategy – Part 2

Posted by on January 20th, 2017 0 comments

In my last post, I wrote about how to create social media outcomes for your organization. This week, we will take a look at writing objectives for your outcomes using the SMART method. Though objectives and outcomes sound like the same thing, they are two different concepts in your evaluation plan – outcomes are the… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation

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