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Sep

22

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Because People Aren’t Gold Fish: AEA Audience Engagement Strategies

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017 0 comments

Here’s a statistic to ponder.  According to a study done by Microsoft, as reported in Time magazine, the average adult human has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. Goldfish can pay attention for 9 seconds, but you’ll lose a human after 8. Think of that factoid the next time you complain about having only… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Participatory Evaluation, Reporting


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


Sep

08

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Evaluation Questions: GPS for Your Data Analysis

Posted by on September 8th, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever found yourself starring at a flip drive or folder full of evaluation data, wondering how the heck to make sense of it?  Maybe you collected a bunch of information as a requirement for a funded project.  Maybe a VIP handed you data files and tasked you with “producing a report on the… Read More »

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