NEO Shop Talk July 21st, 2017
CategoriesCategories Contact Us Archives NEO Main Site Search

Posts by category: Practical Evaluation

You are viewing the post list, filtered by category type. Select a post below for the full content.


Jul

07

Date prong graphic

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

Date prong graphic

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

May

19

Date prong graphic

The Good News about Bad News

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 3 comments

Years ago, I conducted a campus climate assessment for a smallish university. Campus climate assessments are just an academic-fancy word for student satisfaction surveys. Our results were mostly positive because, in general, our college students were a happy bunch. But, even in the Magic Kingdom of College, nothing is perfect.  Ratings for the campus computer labs… Read More »

Posted in: Participatory Evaluation, Practical Evaluation

May

05

Date prong graphic

Three Ways to Set Social Media Benchmarks

Posted by on May 5th, 2017 4 comments

As I’ve been studying social media evaluation, one thing that has intrigued me is the process of setting up a target for your organization’s objectives. A target is “the threshold or level that must be attained to determine success” (NEO Booklet #2). How do you know if you’ve set a reasonable target to measure your… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Apr

03

Date prong graphic

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

Subscribe to our blog!

Archived Posts

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

NNLM and NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE are service marks of the US Department of Health and Human Services | Copyright | Download PDF Reader