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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »