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How do you visualize evaluation?

How do you visualize evaluation?

Lately, I’ve been busy designing graphics and diagrams to use in next week’s eStudy with Agata Jose-Ivanina. Sometimes the best way to explain a complicated topic is to break it down and display the little pieces and how they relate to each other in a…

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Getting the Resources You Need for Evaluation [Guest post by Patrick Germain]

Getting the Resources You Need for Evaluation [Guest post by Patrick Germain]

Hi evaluators!  My name is Patrick Germain and I am the Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance at Project Renewal, and the Founder and Director of Performance Management Professionals, a community of practice based in New York City on issues of Performance Measurement and Management and Evaluation….

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Researchers vs. evaluators: How much do we have in common?

Researchers vs. evaluators: How much do we have in common?

I started working as a research assistant with various psychology, education, and public policy projects during college. While friends spent their summers waitressing or babysitting, I was entering data, cleaning data, and transcribing interviews. Yay. Thankfully those days are mostly behind me… A few years ago,…

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If you were a program funder…

If you were a program funder…

If you worked for the federal, state, or local government, or if you worked for a foundation, or if you were a private donor… Would you rather fund a program that: Had zero prior evaluation data vs. had prior evaluation data that showed little or no positive results?…

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How Do You Master So Many Content Areas?

How Do You Master So Many Content Areas?

I work at a large urban youth center with about 50 distinct youth development programs all under one roof. It’s exciting to work at a multiservice agency where children, teens, and adults in the community can access so many services all in one building. I…

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