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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 E-Membership
$89

$30

Upcoming eStudy Courses

eStudy 071:Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators- Gail Barrington
Dates: Monday, May 2nd, Tuesday, May 3rd, Monday, 9th and Tuesday, may 10th from 2:00pm-3:30pm.
Length: 6/6 total contact hours
Description: As a program evaluator, are you thinking about going out on your own? For many, this is an exciting but intimidating prospect. This popular webinar series will reveal the simple but essential design and start-up skills needed for success. Along with management consulting and small business strategies, valuable samples, worksheets, insider tips, and trade secrets will be shared. You will identify and address the unique issues you face and will have an opportunity to prepare an action plan. Do you have what it takes? This lively series will help you find out and will provide what you need to face the challenges ahead.This eStudy will occur in four 90-minute sessions. A pre-course worksheet will be circulated for completion prior to Day 1 and an at-home investigative assignment will precede Days 2, 3 & 4. Each session will cover three inter-related topics.

Day 1:Monday, May 2, 2016: The Personal Factor: This eStudy will provide answers to the following: Is consulting is right for me? What is my competitive edge? What marketing secrets should I know?
Day 2:Tuesday, May 3, 2016: Entrepreneurial Skills: This eStudy will discuss setting up shop, pricing methods and calculating fees and managing money.
Day 3: Monday May 9, 2016 Business Skills: This eStudy will discuss your business Plan, tracking and managing time, and writing proposals.
Day 4:Tuesday, May 10, 2016:  Staying Alive! This eStudy will discuss contracts, managing risk, and survival skills. 

Gail Vallance Barrington is a program evaluator who has owned and managed her consulting firm, Barrington, Research Group, Inc., for thirty years. Her 2012 book, Consulting Start-up and Management: A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers (SAGE) remains very popular and she continues to hear from former webinar and workshop participants who update her on their progress as independent consultants. She also writes blogs and columns on evaluation and consulting topics and teaches on line for Athabasca University and Michigan State University. In 2013 she was named to the Dynamic Dozen, the top-rated presenters and trainers at the American Evaluation Association. Currently Vice President of the Canadian Evaluation Society, she is responsible for the Credentialed Evaluator Designation. In 2008 she received an award for her contribution to evaluation in Canada and in 2014 she was made a Fellow of the Certified Management Consultants of Canada.

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eStudy 069:Introduction to Economic Evaluation- Phaedra Corso
Dates: Monday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 25th from 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
Length: 3/6 total contact hours
Description:Because many organizations have fewer resources today to serve their population, it isnow more vital than ever for these groups to understand and empirically evaluate the economicimpact of implementing programs and services. Funders of these organizations may also ask for (orrequire) information on how resources are spent and the economic returns for those resourcesexpended. This 2-day workshop focuses on building basic skills in economic evaluation: how toassess program costs, and how to compare those costs to program outcomes through costeffectivenessanalysis (CEA) and benefit-cost analysis (BCA).You will learn:

• How to prospectively collect and value the resources required to implement programs orpolicies.
• How to assess the benefits of programs or policies in units appropriate for economicevaluation.
• How to compare the cost-effectiveness of programs.• How to determine the returns on investment in programs.
• How to effectively communicate CEA and BCA results to policy makers  

 Dr. Phaedra Corso, PhD, MPA, is the UGA Foundation Professor of Human Health and Director of theEconomic Evaluation Research Group in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia (UGA). Shealso serves as the Associate Director for the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at UGA. Dr. Corso isknown both nationally and internationally for her research in economic evaluation and economic impactassessment, primarily in the areas of child maltreatment and substance use prevention. From 1991-2006, sheconducted health economics research for public health interventions at the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC), developing a primer on how to conduct economic evaluation for public health interventions.During her time at CDC, she held a variety of positions, including senior health economist for the Guide toCommunity Preventive Services, senior health economist for the National Center for Injury Prevention andControl, and acting Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch within the Division of ViolencePrevention. In 2006, Dr. Corso joined the faculty at UGA, taking a leadership role as the first founding Head ofthe Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Corso’s most recent activities include serving on anIOM committee to develop recommendations for incorporating economic evidence into policy making forchildren, youth and families, and on an IOM committee to assess the current field of research in childmaltreatment. She also consulted with recent efforts of the Children’s Bureau to develop a manual for costingout child welfare programs, and serving as the lead economic evaluator for the national home visitingevaluation project. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from UGA (1991) and a doctoraldegree in health policy from Harvard University (2000).

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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: Crtical Thinking Skills, Design Principles, and Tehcnincal 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​

eStudy056: Audience Engagement Strategies for Potent Presentations- Sheila Robinson

eStudy057: Intermediate & Advance Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information System) in Evaluation- David Robinson and Tarek Azzam

eStudy058: Beginning Developmental Evaluation- Michael Quinn Patton

eStudy059: Intermediate Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use- Michael Quinn
Patton

eStudy 060: Applications of Correlation and Regression- Dale Berger

eStudy 062: Conflict Resolution Skills for Evaluators- Jeanne Zimmer

eStudy 061:Needs Assessment: A Mini Workshop- James Altschuld

eStudy 063: From A to R: An Introduction to R and Reproducible Analysis- Tony Fujs

eStudy 064: Analyzing Evaluation Data in Excel- Ann Emery

eStudy 065: Twelve Steps of Quantitative Data Cleaning: Strategies for Dealing with Dirty Evaluation Data

eStudy 066: Audience Engagement Strategies for Potent Presentations- Sheila Robinson

eStudy 067: Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Theories, Methods, and Applications- Kimberly A. Fredericks

eStudy 068:Intermediate Social Network Analysis: Data Entry, Analysis and Interpretation- Kimberly Fredericks

eStudy 070:Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs- Michelle Kobayashi