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

eStudy 053:Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects- Scott Chaplowe
Dates: Tuesday, February 17th, Thursday, February 19th, Tuesday February 24th and Thursday, February 26th from 2:00pm EST-3:30pm EST. 
Length: 6/6 total contact hours

Description:This eStudy introduces six key planning steps for a successful monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system: 1) Identify the purpose and scope of the M&E system; 2) Plan for data collection and management; 3) Plan for data analysis; 4) Plan for information reporting and utilization; 5) Plan for M&E human resources and capacity building; 6) Prepare the M&E budget.  This 6-step approach has been designed to guide programming at the community, regional and national levels. While informed by international programs/projects, it is also very appropriate for domestic (US) programs and projects – wherever M&E is needed for reliable and useful information and reporting to inform for program management and uphold performance accountability.

This eStudy is based upon the Results Based Management (RBM)  approach to programs/projects.  Therefore, it will review the initial needs assessment and program project design that informs the M&E planning, as well as the other stages of the project/program cycle and planning and their corresponding M&E activities (events).

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eStudy 054: Reporting Alternatives for Evaluators - Kylie Hutchinson
Dates: Wednesday, February 25th  and Friday, February 27th from 2:00pmEST-3:30pmEST 
Length: 3/6 total contact hours
Description:As an evaluator you are conscientious about conducting the best evaluation possible, but how much thought do you give to communicating your results effectively? Do you consider your job complete after submitting a final report? Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results disseminated widely and recommendations actually implemented, but there are alternatives to the traditional lengthy report. This interactive webinar will present an overview of four key principles for effective reporting and engage participants in a discussion of its role in effective evaluation. Participants will leave with an expanded repertoire of innovative alternatives to the traditional report along with selected tips and techniques.

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Best of 2014 eStudies Series
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2014 was a remarkable year for AEA and gave us some exceptional educational talent. Based on feedback from participants and interested members, we decided to bring back some of the top eStudies from 2014. 
For the first time ever, you can purchase recordings of each eStudy recognized in the ‘Best of 2014’ series. We have three individually packaged eStudies which include: on-demand access for each recorded webinar session, all supporting educational material, and the presentation slide decks of each session. This offer is only available till March 20, 2015.


eStudy 048: Empowerment Evaluation- David Fetterman
This eStudy will also highlight the use of an empowerment evaluation dashboard to monitor progress, provide opportunities to make mid-course corrections, foster learning, and enhance accountability. The dashboard consists of a baseline, goals, and benchmarks or milestones.  In addition, in includes a record of actual performance. The actual performance is compared with benchmarks and goals to assess progress towards goals.  The role of the evaluator is that of a coach or facilitator in an empowerment evaluation, since the group is in charge of the evaluation itself.  The workshop will also highlight how empowerment evaluation produces real world measurable outcomes.
Course Length: 3 hours
Course includes: 2 recordings; pre-course resources; session handouts and material


eStudy 047: Creating Surveys to Measure Performance and Assess Needs – Michelle Kobayashi
Developing effective surveys requires an eye both to unbiased question design as well as to how the results of the survey will be used. This eStudy course will use lecture and homework assignments to review guidelines for survey development. We will use two national surveys, one used for measuring the performance of local governments and the other to assess the needs of older adults, to inform the creation of our own survey instruments.
Course Length: 6 hours
Course includes: 4 recordings; session handouts and material

eStudy 045:Practical Regression Analysis for Evaluation- Jeff Wasbes
This eStudy will focus on the basic tools, knowledge, and skills you need to use statistical regression to analyze data.  The course will start with an overview of the basic requisite knowledge you need to run a regression analysis and will include demonstrations of real-world examples.  In addition, the two-session eStudy will address the pragmatic, real-life challenges we face when using this statistical tool: what do we do when our real-world data violates the theoretical assumptions of regression?  How can we deal with messy or missing data?  How do we communicate simply and clearly about complicated findings?  How does this information fit into the larger context of my evaluation project? 
Course Length: 3 hours
Course includes: 2 recordings; session handouts and material

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In-Progress eStudy Courses

eStudy 052: Practical Evaluation: An Overview and Introduction for Those New to Evaluation- Tom Chapel
Dates: 
Friday, January 16th, Friday January 23rd, Wednesday, January 28th and Friday, January 30th from 12:30pm-2:00pm EST
Length: 6/6 total contact hours
Description:This course is an introduction to the major steps in designing and conducting a program evaluation. Using CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation, the course will emphasize the central importance of setting the right evaluation focus and asking the right evaluation questions. And how engaging stakeholders and a strong program description help ensure that the focus and questions are the best ones. The last session will show how those early decisions make it easier to identify  the most appropriate data collection methods and sources, choose the right ways to analyze data, and ensure that findings are reported in ways that will maximize the use of findings for program improvement.  Students will work on a variety of case examples to help reinforce teaching points.  


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

eStudy 051: 
Actionable Evaluation- Jane Davidson