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Nov

13

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#Eval17 Highlights

Posted by on November 13th, 2017 0 comments

The whole NEO team attended AEA’s Evaluation 2017 conference last week. I am still processing a lot of what I’ve learned from the conference, and hope to write in more detail about them in the upcoming months. Until then, here are some of my highlights: Workshops I attended the two-day Eval 101 workshop by Donna… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Visualization, Practical Evaluation

Oct

06

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DIY Build Your Own Culture of Evaluation

Posted by on October 6th, 2017 0 comments

Our organization has a culture of evaluation. Oooh, doesn’t that sound impressive? In fact, I confess to using that term, culture of evaluation, in describing the NNLM Evaluation Office’s mission. However, if someone ever asked me to explain concretely what a culture of evaluation actually looks like, it would have taken some fast Googling, er,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Practical Evaluation

Sep

29

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My First Logic Model Experience

Posted by on September 29th, 2017 0 comments

This past Wednesday Karen and Cindy held a logic model workshop, which included crafting outcomes, for NNLM staff. Most people probably did not know that it was the first time I worked with a logic model! Here are a few of my takeaways about logic models and writing outcomes: You don’t have to come up… Read More »

Posted in: Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

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

Aug

28

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Special Edition: 5 Ways that Living Through a Hurricane Made Me a Better Evaluator

Posted by on August 28th, 2017 1 comment

One of the NEO Shop Talk bloggers, Karen Vargas, lives in Houston and is sheltering in place with her family. She posted this special blog post to let our readers know how her evaluation training is helping her and her family face Hurricane Harvey. She also wanted to let you know her family is going… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

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