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2012 Summer Institute Offering 2: Evaluating Community Coalitions and Partnerships: Methods, Approaches, and Challenges

Coalitions involve multiple sectors of the community and implement strategies that focus on policy, systems and environmental change. The pooling of resources, mobilization of talents and diverse approaches inherent in a community coalition make it a logical approach for promoting health and...

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2012 Summer Institute Keynote & Session Offering 6: Empowerment Evaluation

KEYNOTE: People want to see things get better for themselves, their families, and their community. It is that insatiable thirst for a better life that sustains the, often Herculean, effort required to transform the world around us. It is a challenge in part because of the natural forces of...

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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 10: Assessment and Action Planning for Sustainability

Leaders and managers understand the challenges of keeping programs running over the long term. These challenges stem from a multitude of factors, such as financial and political climates, aspects of the organizational setting, or elements of program evaluation. This session will introduce the...


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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 19: What Can Qualitative Software Do for My Research?

This workshop introduces participants to the capabilities of qualitative data analysis software and some strategies for assessing when it can and should be used in projects. The workshop uses a dataset developed in an actual qualitative study to illustrate the application of NVivo software in...

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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 14: Handling Data: From Logic Model to Final Report

Collect, analyze, and present data from complex evaluation studies in ways that are feasible for the evaluator and meaningful to the client. Explore lessons learned through over twenty years in evaluation consulting to ask the right questions, collect the right data and analyze and present...


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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 16: Getting Started: Introduction to Evaluation Consulting

Are you a program evaluator contemplating venturing out on your own? For many, that may be both an exciting but intimidating prospect. Taught by an independent consultant, his practical workshop will reveal the simple but important skills needed to be successful.Through lecture, anecdote,...


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2012 Summer Institute Pre-Institute Workshop PI1: Quantitative Methods for Evaluation

Brush up on your statistics! We will focus primarily on descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency (e.g., the mean) and measures of dispersion (e.g., standard deviation), defining what these terms mean, when and how to use them, and how to present them to evaluation stakeholders. From...


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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 1: Methods for Analyzing Change Over Time

We will focus on a variety of methods for analyzing change in outcomes over time, including the traditional fixed effects methods of pre/posttest ANCOVA and Repeated Measures ANOVA; the slopes-as-outcomes individual regression analysis approach; and multilevel modeling and random coefficients...


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2012 Summer Institute Session Offering 15: Dissemination and Implementation Research

We will be focusing on the evaluating efforts associated with the process of moving from pilot or demonstration projects into widespread practice. Issues associated with this process include the following: Packaging the program for potential users Marketing/disseminating the program to the...


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2012 Summer Institute Pre-Institute Workshop PI2: Introduction to Evaluation

This workshop will provide an overview of program evaluation for Institute participants with some, but not extensive, prior background in program evaluation. The session will be organized around the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) six-step Framework for Program Evaluation in...

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