eStudy

Longer, more in-depth virtual professional development is here! We are happy to host evaluation’s hottest workshop presenters in Professional Development eStudy. Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming eStudy courses. PD eStudy courses are offered in real-time, live, via webinar, and are 3 or 6 hours long, broken into multiple 90 minute sessions.

Key things to know before registering:
  • eStudy courses will be recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants
  • Your registration for an eStudy course covers all sessions for that course
  • There will be a short homework assignment, requiring an hour or less of your time, between sessions
  • Registration will close five business days in advance of the first session meeting
  • The webinar operates through GoToWebinar. Check your computer's requirements here.
Registration: Save time and money by learning through live eStudy courses with no travel needed to attend. Registration fees are based on the length of the full eStudy course and are parallel to the registration fees for the workshops when offered live at AEA's annual conference. Each registration is for a single person. We do not have group registration for eStudy offerings at this time. Once registration closes we can no longer accept anymore registrations. Some eStudy webinars maybe repeated and you may view current offerings anytime on this page.

COMPARISON OF eSTUDY REGISTRATION FEES


MEMBER NONMEMBER
STUDENT STUDENT NONMEMBER
eStudy with 3 Contact Hours Total
$75
$100
$40
$55
eStudy with 6 Contact Hours Total
$150
$200
$80
$110
One Year of AEA Membership
$85

$30


Upcoming eStudy Courses- 2015

eStudy056: Audience Engagement Strategies for Potent Presentations- Sheila Robinson
Dates: 
Wednesday, April 1st and Friday, April 3rd from a 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
Length: 3/6 total contact hours
Description:Calling all presenters! Whether you’re facilitating a professional development workshop, giving a keynote speech, sharing your research at a conference, or conducting a meeting with stakeholders, you want your audience hanging on your every word, and walking away remembering what you have presented. In this eStudy, Sheila will share key strategies from The Audience Engagement Strategy Book, the latest in the family of Potent Presentation (p2i) tools, featuring more than 20 strategies for encouraging and supporting your audience to pay attention, and to intellectually engage with you, your material, and each other. She will also go well beyond the book to introduce general principles for audience engagement (such as knowing your audience and managing the Q&A), additional interactive strategies, and help build your capacity to create and select strategies most appropriate for your presentations. 

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eStudy057: Intermediate & Advance Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information System) in Evaluation- David Robinson and Tarek Azzam 
Dates: Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday April 23rd from 1:00pm-2:30pmEST
Length: 3/6 total contact Hours
Description:This eStudy course intends to illustrate the power of GIS, and how it can be used in evaluation practice. Participants in this eStudy will be presented with examples of how GIS can be used for analyzing program implementation and impact data. This will be a step-by-step demonstration of some of the main features of GIS and their applicability to program evaluation. Examples will be derived from programs to showcase the types of evaluation questions that GIS can answer through it geostratistical capabilities and visual mapping abilities. This session intends to connect the theoretical application of GIS to practical application with the hope that practitioners would be abl to implement of the suggested approaches in their evaluation practice. Participants will also be given a list of relevant GIS resources to help with their professional development. 


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eStudy058: Beginning Developmental Evaluation- Michael Quinn Patton
Dates: Monday, April 20th, Wednesday, April 22nd, Monday April 27th and Wednesday, April 29th from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
Length: 6/6 total contact hours 
Description:This eStudy is geared for an audience with beginner level expertise in developmental evaluation (DE). DE is especially appropriate for innovative initiatives or organizations in dynamic and complex environments where participants, conditions, interventions, and context are turbulent, pathways for achieving desired outcomes are uncertain, and conflicts about what to do are high. DE supports reality-testing, innovation, and adaptation in complex dynamic systems where relationships among critical elements are nonlinear and emergent. Evaluation use in such environments focuses on continuous and ongoing adaptation, intensive reflective practice, and rapid, real-time feedback. The purpose of DE is to help develop and adapt the intervention (different from improving a model).

This evaluation approach involves partnering relationships between social innovators and evaluators in which the evaluator’s role focuses on helping innovators embed evaluative thinking into their decision-making processes as part of their ongoing design and implementation initiatives. DE can apply to any complex change effort anywhere in the world. Through lecture, discussion, and small-group practice exercises, this workshop will position DE as an important option for evaluation in contrast to formative and summative evaluations as well as other approaches to evaluation.

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eStudy 059: Intermediate Development Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use- Michael Quinn Patton
Dates:Tuesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 7th, Tuesday, May 12th and Thursday May 14th from 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
Length: 6/6 total contact hours
Description:This eStudy is geared for an audience with intermediate level interest and/or expertise in developmental evaluation (DE). It will focus on actually doing developmental evaluations. DE is especially appropriate for innovative initiatives or organizations in dynamic and complex environments where participants, conditions, interventions, and context are turbulent, pathways for achieving desired outcomes are uncertain, and conflicts about what to do are high. DE supports reality-testing, innovation, and adaptation in complex dynamic systems where relationships among critical elements are nonlinear and emergent. Evaluation use in such environments focuses on continuous and ongoing adaptation, intensive reflective practice, and rapid, real-time feedback. The purpose of DE is to help develop and adapt the intervention (different from improving a model).This evaluation approach involves partnering relationships between social innovators and evaluators in which the evaluator’s role focuses on helping innovators embed evaluative thinking into their decision-making processes as part of their ongoing design and implementation initiatives. DE can apply to any complex change effort anywhere in the world. Through lecture, discussion, and small-group practice exercises, this workshop will position DE as an important option for evaluation in contrast to formative and summative evaluations as well as other approaches to evaluation.

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eStudy 060: Applications of Correlation and Regression- Dale Berger
Dates: Tuesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 28th from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Length: 3/6 total contact hours
Description: Attendees will learn how to screen and prepare data for regression analysis, how to identify where regression would be useful, how to conduct mediation and moderation analyses with SPSS, how to interpret SPSS regression output, and how to present regression findings to a lay audience.

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In-Progress eStudy Courses



Past eStudy Courses

eStudy 001: Nonparametric Statistics - Jennifer Catrambone

eStudy 002: Utilization-Focused Evaluation - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 003: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 004: Social Network Analysis - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 005: Applications of Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More - Dale Berger

eStudy 006: Empowerment Evaluation - David Fetterman

eStudy 007: Introduction to Evaluation - Tom Chapel

eStudy 008: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 009: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Evaluators - Katherine McKnight

eStudy 010: Using Theories and Frameworks of Evaluation Practice to Inform and Improve our Work - Christina Christie

eStudy 011: Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 012: Intermediate Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 013: Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington

eStudy 014: Focus Group Research: Understanding, Designing and Implementing - Michelle Revels

eStudy 015: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 016: Social Network Analysis for Beginners - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 017: Social Network Analysis for Intermediates - Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 018: Nonparametric Statistics: What to Do When Your Data is Skewed or Your Sample Size is Small - Jennifer Camacho Catrambone

eStudy 019: Building Interactive Dashboards with Tableau - Daniel Hom

eStudy 020: Introduction to Evaluation - Tom Chapel

eStudy 021: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects - Scott Chaplowe

eStudy 022: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 023: Applications of Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More - Dale Berger

eStudy 024: Creating and Automating Dashboards Using MS Word and Excel - Agata Jose-Ivanina & Ann Emery

eStudy 025: Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington 

eStudy 026: Causal Loop Diagrams for Conceptualization, Explanation, and Presentation - Jeff Wasbes

eStudy 027: Empowerment Evaluation - David Fetterman

eStudy 028: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects - Scott Chaplowe

eStudy 029: Staying Power: Intermediate Consulting Skills for Evaluators - Gail Barrington 

eStudy 030: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Evaluators - Katherine McKnight

eStudy 031: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy 032: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs - Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 033: The Twelve Steps of Data Cleaning: Strategies For Dealing with Dirty Data - Jennifer Morrow

 

eStudy 034: Intermediate & Advanced Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information System) in Evaluation - David Robinson & Tarek Azzam

eStudy 035: Focus Group Research: Understanding, Designing and Implementing - Michelle Revels

eStudy 036: Practical Evaluation: An Overview and Introduction for Those New to Evaluation - Thomas Chapel

eStudy 037: Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy 038: Reality Counts: Participatory methods for Engaging Vulnerable and Under-Represented Person in M&E- Mary Crave, Kerry Zaleski and Tererai Trent

eStudy 039: Practice Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in Small Groups- Bob Kahle



eStudy 041: Beginning Developmental EvaluationMichael Quinn Patton

eStudy 040:Digital Qualitative: leveraging Technology for Deeper Insight
 - Bob Kahle

eStudy 042:
 
Intermediate Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy043: Nonparametric Stats- Jennifer Catrambone

eStudy 045: Practical Regression Analysis for Evaluation- Jeff Wasbes

eStudy 046: Staying Power: Intermediate Consulting Skills for Evaluators- Gail Barrington

eStudy 047: Creating Surveys To Measure Performance and Assess Needs- Michelle Kobayashi

eStudy 048: Empowerment Evaluation- David Fetterman

eStudy 049:
Data Visualization for Evaluation: Critical Thinking Skills, Design Principles, and Technical How-Tos- Ann Emery

eStudy 050: Authentic Instrument Development: Concrete Strategies for Collaborative and Participatory Design-Susan Kistler

eStudy 051: 
Actionable Evaluation- Jane Davidson 

eStudy 052: Practical Evaluation: An Overview and Introduction for Those New to Evaluation- Tom Chapel

eStudy 053: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects- Scott Chaplowe

eStudy 054: Reporting Alternatives for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson

eStudy055: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Evaluators- Katherine McKnight​