Welcome to the Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design Topical Interest Group (Quant TIG) Website!

The mission of the AEA Quantitative Methods TIG is to support the effective use of quantitative methods in evaluation. This support is directed at members of this TIG, other members of AEA, and the evaluation community at large. In line with these three audiences, the goals are to help develop understanding of new and advanced techniques, provide training in core quantitative methods, and promote best practice in specific evaluation contexts.

To pursue these goals, the primary activities of the Quant TIG are organizing conference sessions, promoting dialogue via a TIG listserv, and maintaining a website that facilitates sharing information on quantitative evaluation methods.

  1. Organizing AEA Conference Programs:  The Quant TIG solicits and organizes sessions that, in order of priority, introduce and analyze advanced quantitative methods, provide training in well-established methods, and demonstrate applications of quantitative methods used appropriately in particular content areas.
  2. Promoting Dialogue: The Quant TIG emails its membership several times per year and organizes two listserv discussion forums. One discussion forum is open only to TIG members and focuses on TIG business and other issues that are of little interest to non-TIG members. The other discussion forum is open to all interested AEA members and non-members and addresses issues of broader interest.                                                                                                                                                        
  3. Maintaining the TIG Website: The Quant TIG maintains an AEA supported website that posts announcements, TIG-sponsored content, and links to other resources relevant for quantitative methods of evaluation.




Conference Information

Soon we will all be arriving in Atlanta for the opening of the 2016 American Evaluation Association annual conference this week.  I want to invite each of you to consider adding three activities to your conference itinerary:

(1)    Come by and meet other fellow Quant TIG members and officers at our table during Opening Reception and Poster Presentation on October 26th from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

(2)    Join us for an extra special Business Meeting Thursday, October 27th, 6:20-7:10pm, featuring Christian Gugiu, Ohio State University presenting on, “The Pitfalls of Creating Composite Variables from Survey Items Measured with an Ordinal Scale”.  

(3)    We will be having a Breakfast TIG Social on Friday 28th, 2016 from 9:30-11:00am at Southern Elements, which is located at the Hilton Hotel across from the Marriott. We would like to use this time to get to know the membership and talk about what YOU would like to see in the Quant TIGs programming;

Additionally, the searchable conference program is available at 
 http://www.evaluationconference.org/p/cm/ld/fid=413 so you can plan your conference activities, but make sure to leave time to catch up with the Quant TIG at one of the events listed above.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the Quant TIG leaders listed below.