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Mar

17

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Uninspired by Bars? Try Dot Plots

Posted by on March 17th, 2017 0 comments

Thanks to Jessi Van Der Volgen and Molly Knapp at the NNLM Training Office for allowing us to feature their assessment project and for providing the images in this post.  Are you tired of bars? I don’t mean the kind of bars where you celebrate and socialize. I mean the kind used in data visualization.  My evidence-free… Read More »

Posted in: Data Visualization, NEO Projects, News, Practical Evaluation

Mar

06

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The Dark Side of Questionnaires: How to Identify Questionnaire Bias

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

People in my social media circles have been talking lately about bias in questionnaires.  There are biased questionnaires.  Some of them are biased by accident and some are on purpose.  Some are biased in the questions and some are biased in other ways, such as the selection of the people who are asked to complete… Read More »

Posted in: News, Questionnaires and Surveys

Feb

03

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NEO Announcement! Home Grown Tools and Resources

Posted by on February 3rd, 2017 0 comments

Since NEO (formerly OERC) was formed, we’ve created a lot of material – four evaluation guides, a 4-step guide to creating an evaluation plan, hosted in-person classes and webinars, and of course, written in this very blog! All of the guides, classes, and blogs come with a lot of materials, including tip sheets, example plans,… Read More »

Posted in: NEO Projects, News, Questionnaires and Surveys

Jan

06

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Make 2017 the “Yes-and” Year for Evaluation

Posted by on January 6th, 2017 0 comments

PSA: New Year’s resolutions are passé. It’s out with dreary self-betterment goals involving celery and punishing exercise. Instead, the trendiest way to mark the New Year is to pick an inspirational word and make it your annual North Star for self-improvement.  In that spirit, I want to propose a word of the year for the… Read More »

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Dec

30

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2016 Annual NEO Shop Talk Round-up

Posted by on December 30th, 2016 0 comments

Like everyone else, we have an end-of-the-year list.  Here’s our top ten list of the posts we wrote this year, based on number of views: 10. Developing Program Outcomes Using the Kirkpatrick Model – with Vampires 9.  Inspirational Annual Reporting with Appreciative Inquiry 8.  What is a Need? 7.  Designing Surveys: Does the Order of… Read More »

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