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Four Steps: Social Network Analysis by Twitter Hashtag with NodeXL [Guest post by Johanna Morariu]

Four Steps: Social Network Analysis by Twitter Hashtag with NodeXL [Guest post by Johanna Morariu]

Note from Ann: Today’s guest post is from Johanna Morariu, Director of Innovation Network, AEA DVRTIG Chair, and dataviz aficionado. Basic social network analysis is something EVERYONE can do. So let’s try out one social network analysis tool, NodeXL, and take a peek at the…

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And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

Today’s guest post is from Jen Hamilton, a.k.a. superwoman. Jen is an experienced evaluator, the communications committee co-chair for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and, perhaps officially now, an evaluation blogger. Check out Jen’s previous posts about the magical ingredient in potent presentations and evaluation…

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On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

Last week I wrote about my inner evaluation demon (you can read the post here). Today’s post is a response by Andrew Blum. Andrew is the Director of Learning and Evaluation at the US Institute of Peace. He also tweets about peacebuilding and internal evaluation here. When we met…

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Newbie Evaluator Essentials [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

Newbie Evaluator Essentials [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

Blog swap! Karen Anderson and I are mixing things up today by guest-posting on each other’s blogs. Karen Anderson is my favorite “newbie” evaluator. Karen completed a master’s degree in social work a couple years ago. She’s currently an evaluator at a nonprofit in Atlanta and…

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My evaluation “pre-test” for non-evaluators

My evaluation “pre-test” for non-evaluators

I love helping non-evaluators use results to improve programs. Click here to read what I’m aiming for in this quest for evaluation use. Sometimes program staff already know a lot about evaluation. Often, I’m teaching them about evaluation for the first time. So where do…

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