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 213 : An Approach to Adding Interactivity to PDFs to Enhance Evaluation Practice and Reporting - Nikole Lobb Dougherty

Thursday May 14th, 2015 2-2:20 PM 

Recently the use of and options for interactive reporting and data visualizations in evaluation have grown tremendously. This webinar highlights an approach to incorporating simple interactivity into electronic portable document files (PDFs), such as embedding pop-up boxes, navigation features, and show and hide options when a user hovers over text or icons. The approach described can be applied to many types of data visualizations or reports and can be used to engage stakeholders throughout the evaluation process. The webinar will provide several examples of adding interactivity into data visualizations or reports that support different stages of evaluation, including describing the program, data analysis, and communication of findings.

Join this presentation by registering here.  

CFB 214 : Developing an Evaluation Framework for a Complex Organization - Victoria Szydlowski

Thursday May 28th, 2015 2-2:20 PM 

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) aims to improve healthcare by producing and promoting research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community. Consistent with PCORI’s emphasis on transparency and improving process and content of funding activities through collection of relevant evidence – PCORI undertook efforts to develop an evaluation framework. 

This presentation will describe the inclusion of relevant stakeholders such as patients and researchers in developing PCORI’s evaluation framework and the impact these different stakeholders had on the framework development. It will also describe what PCORI learned from this initiative and the actions taken as a result. In addition to providing information on the development of evaluation framework, this work informs the field on the value of stakeholder inclusion in research and evaluation. 

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