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Evaluating R&D Programs: R&D Evaluation Planning, Concept Mapping and Logic Modeling

Slides from presentation to the Washington Research Evaluation Network, June 2008. Examines: What new useful and applicable approaches and tools for ex-ante evaluations have been uncovered? Which agencies have used these tools? How can these tools be matched with different levels of decision...

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Eval10 Session 284: I See What You Mean: Applications of Visual Methods in Evaluation - Graphic Recording Of Participant Input From Session

The two presenters will share the ways in which they use visual methods, ranging from graphic recording and graphic facilitation to graphic adaptations of concept mapping or multiple cause diagrams of complex systems or situations

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Conference PDW #11: RealWorld Evaluation - Practical Tips for Doing Evaluations in Spite of Budget, Time, Data and Political Constraints

Have you had the experience of being asked to perform an evaluation of a project that was almost finished, there was no baseline, and there can’t be a comparison group, yet your clients expected “rigorous impact evaluation”? Not only that, but as you were negotiating the terms of reference you...

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Needs Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-making: Multicriteria Analysis and Pair-wise Comparison

A foundation of successful interventions (projects, policies, etc.) is that we make decisions about "what" before decisions about "how". Yet all of us frequently make less-than-optimal decisions for lots of reasons - such as a lack of time, limited knowledge of options, or reliance on...

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Focus Search - 8 + 8 Collecting Information and Making Decisions 9 Focus Groups – Nominal Group Technique Focus Groups – Straw Votes Focus Groups – Delphi Technique Multi-criteria Analysis Force Field Analysis Risk and Rewards Analysis Card Sorts Tabletop analysis Cost-Consequences Analysis Consensus Building Cross-impact Analysis Gap Analysis Pair-wise Comparisons Data Collection Tools and Techniques Decision Making Tools and Techniques Guided Expert Review Systematic Document Review Managing Focus Groups Interviewing Task Analysis (if/then, hierarchical, model) Task Analysis (cognitive) Performance Observation Dual-response surveys Case Studies Data Mining Root Cause Analysis World Café Speed Dating Data Collection Approach + 9 Collecting Information and Making Decisions, Continued 10 Multi-Use (Data Collection and Decision Making) Tools and Techniques SWOT + Causal Utility (CU) Johari Window Fishbone Diagrams Scenarios Fault Tree Diagrams Concept mapping Future Wheels Performance Pyramid Find these tools in + 10 Mix-n-Match 11 Interviews Focus Groups Surveys Nominal Group Technique Pair-wise Multi-criteria Step 1: Identify     Step 2: Analysis       Step 3: Decide    = Applied in Needs Assessment = Featured in the session  + Multi-Criteria Analysis 12 Criteria 1 Criteria 2 Criteria 3 Criteria 4 Sum Total Option A Option B Option C Option D Option E Option F + Sample Criteria Affect achievement of specific business goals Promise to increase our impact and relevance to clients’ needs in the medium and long term Impact a large number of employees Directly impact the quality of service given to a client or customer Save the organization money Improve operating efficiency (help us do something faster) 13 + Example: Choosing a Project 14 + Activity: Let’s Make a Decision Option A: St


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Eval12 Session 378: Infusing Evaluative Thinking to Build Capacity to Use Evaluation in a Complex Learning Ecology

Internal evaluators in the public sector infusing evaluative thinking through connecting the dots through team relationships and using program theory as a tool for developmental evaluation to utilize evaluation. Presentation Abstract: The core element of the Ontario’s education strategy,...

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Focus Search - SS/L-18ITEB, Differentiated Instruction and Professional Learning Cycle, 2012 11 DI PLS Logic Model External Evaluation (University of Ottawa) 3 Strands: 1.Concept Mapping 2.Province-wide DI in Action Survey 3.Multiple Case Study SS/L-18ITEB, Differentiated Instruction and Professional Learning Cycle, 2012 13 DI Professional Learning Strategy External Evaluation (University of Ottawa) Evaluation questions concerning:  the state of implementation of DI  the impact of the DI PLS on instructional practice  the effectiveness of the Ministry’s implementation of the DI PLS Successes and Challenges  Establishing processes  Managing expectations  Cultivating potential Questions?