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I bet random sampling is something most of you learned about in your Intro to Statistics class, then never thought about again. Truthfully, many program evaluators seldom use random sampling. We often are working with smallish groups of program participants and can seek feedback from everyone (also known as conducting a census). Besides, even if… Read More »
Posted in: Questionnaires and Surveys
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 »
This week I have been working on a questionnaire for the Texas Library Association (TLA) on the cultural climate of TLA. Having just gone through this process, I will tell you that NEO’s Booklet #3: Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data has really useful tips on how to write questionnaires (p. 3-7). I thought it might… Read More »
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 »
This week, I invite you to stop reading and start doing. Okay, wait. Don’t go yet. Let me explain. I am challenging you to be a participant-observer in a very important assessment project being conducted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NEO is part of the National Library of Medicine’s program (The National… Read More »