Coffee Break

AEA Coffee Break Webinars (CBD)

We're pleased to offer a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators.

Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming webinars (below) or sign in and go to the Webinars eLibrary to download archived recordings of previous Coffee Break Demonstrations.

If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, we offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year from the month of payment. The regular e-membership is $99 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $33 for full-time students. These e-memberships include electronic only access to four journals. To upgrade and get one-year access to all of AEA's coffee breaks, please click here to join or contact Zachary Grays in the AEA office at

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2-2:20 PM EST

Interviewing 101: The Why and the How

Evaluators use several different kinds of interviews to collect data to support their evaluations. These interviews can have more or less structure, depending on data collection needs.

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Discriminate between unstructured, semi-structured, and structured interviews.
  • Compare and contrast the kinds of data that can be collected via unstructured, semi-structured, and structured interviews.
  • Understand how to record and manage data from interviews.
  • Appreciate the use of interviews for monitoring and evaluation.

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Beverly Peters has more than twenty years of experience teaching, conducting research, and managing community development and governance programming in Africa. She is an assistant professor at American University in Washington, DC, and teaches in the University’s online Certificate and Masters programs in Measurement and Evaluation. She also writes an online blog series on Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation for American University.


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