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Using Evaluability Assessment to Design an Evaluation

Using appreciative inquiry in conducting an evaluability assessment, we focused on the strengths and success of the Institutional Research and Analytics (IR & A) at Southern Illinois University. Our challenge was to assess OIR & A and design an evaluation which would inform the office on how...

AEA 2016 EA Presentation - T. Grayson.pptx


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AEA 2016 Session 1921:Evaluating into Lean and Leaning into Evaluation: Lessons Learned from Environmental Evaluation

The panel illustrates some of the key observations gleaned through its application of program evaluation and Lean. In addition the panel illustrates the inextricable elements of program design, evaluation design, and information design are best embodied by a full integrated approach of these...

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Change & Continuity: Lessons Learned from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Hart and Newcomer)

Draft paper presented on Nov. 12, 2015 at Evaluation 2015 Abstract: Calls for "evidence‐based policy" and for assessing how well government programs work have been around for many years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations both espoused support for the generation and use of...

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Developing Effective Performance Measures Skill Building Workship

This skill building workshop at #eval14, the 2014 AEA conference, addressed five questions. What are the types of performance measures, and how are performance measures used? What is a logic model, and what are some examples of performance measurement use models? What are the obstacles to...

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Integrating Systems Thinking through a Technology-based PMS for a Consoritum TAACCCT Grant

As a recipient of funding from the DOLETA TAACCCT Grants Program, Washburn University, the lead institution of the TRAC‐7 Consortium, compiles data from the seven industry‐specific programs and submits quarterly and annual reports as one entity. TAACCCT Grants include numerous and comprehensive...

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Performance Evaluation as a Distinct Hybrid Form of Research Methods

Performance evaluation should be viewed as an applied hybrid method distinct from program evaluation (defined by Peter Rossi) which combines methods from four different institutions each speaking a different policy language (Policy, Management, Programs and Accountability) as well as mixed...

AEA.Baer.Paper.Performance.Evaluation.as.Research.Method.October.20131.pdf


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Retrospective 'Outcome harvesting': Generating robust insights about a global voluntary environmental network

This paper describes the use of the Outcome Harvesting approach to evaluate a global voluntary network. It is the second paper published as part of the BetterEvaluation writeshop series. The authors are Kornelia Rassmann, Richard Smith, John Mauremootoo and Ricardo Wilson-Grau. The reviewers...


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Eval12 Poster 135: Knowledge Flow: A Continuous Force in Effective Evaluation

The term Knowledge Flow represents the dynamic creation and exchange of organizational knowledge across groups, levels, and knowledge forms. This study investigated six exemplary organizations that systematically incorporated knowledge flow into their evaluative decisions. The study...

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Eval12 Session 356: Measuring Performance Measurement

Notes and slides from a round table presentation to AEA conference 2012. Presentation Abstract: Performance measurement is a useful, if difficult, discipline. Statements such as ‘what gets measured, gets managed’ indicate its centrality to management. Sound performance measures can provide a...

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Eval12 Session 902: Assessing the Strengths and Limitations of Web-Based Performance Measurement and Reporting Systems

Performance measurement and reporting systems (PMRS) housed in web-based management information systems are widely used in the public sector to improve accountability and inform decision making. Periodic evaluation of these systems ensures effective performance measurement. This panel...

AEA_PerfMeasCDC_10272012_1.pptx