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 $85 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $30 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

CFB 204: Collecting data in another city, state or country? Three strategies to make your life easier - Rebecca Stewart

Thursday February 26th, 2015 2-2:20 PM 

Among its many large evaluation projects, The Improve Group has gathered data across multiple counties, across a state, over several states and in several countries. This experience led to several insights about the information and preparation needed so the process is positive and data quality is high. At AEA 2014, we heard from colleagues all over the world who also face this challenge: How to ensure the quality of data collection from afar? This coffee break session will address: 
1. What preparation do you need? 
2. What strategies ensure quality and strong ethical practice?

Join this presentation by registering here.  

CFB 205Using tablets for data collection – lessons learned from field. – Isaac Castillo & Samantha Greenberg

Thursday March 5th, 2015 2-2:20 PM 

It’s the 21st century, and computing technology is getting cheaper, faster, and more durable every year. But how can we put these technological advancements to good use for primary data collection? In this Coffee Break, the presenters will share how they used tablet computers to successfully administer surveys with community residents. The presentation will discuss the advantages of tablet computers for data collection, as well as some of the most common challenges and how they can be addressed.

Join this presentation by registering here.  


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