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Eval2015 Session 2790: Reciprocity in Research: Using a Social Justice Framework to Balance Evaluator and Community Needs

Working with vulnerable populations raises questions of reciprocity: as evaluators, we acquire information from communities, but what are we giving back? In this session, the presenter will demonstrate how a community consultation was structured in a way that not only collected data from...

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Establishing Guidelines to Support Organizational Participation in an Empowerment Evaluation

Empowerment evaluation is defined as the use of specific concepts, techniques and evaluation findings to promote positive individual, programmatic, and community change (Fetterman, 2001). While conversations in the field have focused primarily on explicating the evaluation processes that...

AEA 2015 Roundtable Prese_FINAL.pdf


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CQI: Putting The Power Of Data Back Into The Hands of Programs

AEA 2015 Conference Presentation (Session 2036) by Volunteers of America Los Angeles #Collaborative,ParticipatoryandEmpowermentEval #InternalEvaluation #VOALA #HumanServicesEvaluation #Non-ProfitsandFoundationsEvaluation #2015Conference #2015AEAConference

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Community-Based Evaluation on Chicago's South Side: Evaluation in What Spike Lee Calls "Chiraq"

This is a PDF of poster #2348, presenting at the poster session of AEA's 2015 conference in Chicago.Here is the abstract:The evaluation lead for SCIENCES (Supporting a Community's Informal Education Needs: Confidence and Empowerment in STEM) will address the factors of the NSF-funded project...

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Evaluating Professional Development Training in Early Literacy: Alternatives for Measuring Participant Use of New Skills Post Training– Use of Action Plans and Levels of Use Indicators

A key challenge of evaluating professional development training is measuring how participants’ use and apply new knowledge and skills on the job post-training (Gusky, 2000; Phillips & Stone, 2002). Research shows that adoption of new skills is not likely to be universal or complete and...

Zukoski Presentation AEA 2010 copy.pdf


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New Times, New Strategies to Evaluate Our Programs and Organizations

We would like to discuss how evaluation theories are influencing in many different ways evaluators, while new approaches and concepts are developed by other evaluators. Founders might learn about one or many of those approaches and then establish their requirements as to the organizations they...

AEA 2013 Presentation.pdf


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Culturally Specific Approaches to Systems and Policy Change to Reduce Health Disparities: Evaluating the EHDI Initiative

In 2001 the Minnesota Legislature established the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative mandating the allocation of competitive grants to local programs to close the gap in the health status of African Americans/Africans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos in Minnesota...

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