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Eval16_Using Evaluation Tools, Methods, and Thinking in Planning NIH Common Fund Programs

Biomedical research programs address questions vital to expanding knowledge and improving health, but are resource intensive. Therefore, careful consideration of the existing research environment during program planning is needed. We present how a combination of methods grounded in evaluation...

Using Eval Tools Methods Thinking in Planning_AEA 10-29-2016.pdf


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More Than Just a Needs Assessment

It's subtle, but can you see the difference between these two evaluation questions? "What are the top needs of our stakeholders?" and "What are the best opportunities for our program?" The first calls for a traditional needs assessment. The second is what I call a "Needs Assessment Plus," which...

SWOT AEA presentation.pptx


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Resources and Handouts for the Blog "Essential Strategies for Success in the Grant Money Game: Hot Tips for Grant Writing" by Nicole Bowman

Remember Matthew Lesko who ran around in a dollar suit and screamed enthusiastically about all the “free money” that anyone could have? Decades later, many people still think there is a ton of “free money” available. Given the economy, government budget cuts, and highly competitive nature of...

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Eval12 Session 176: Using Evaluation to Build a Future for Extension (Lamm,Craig)

Multipaper Session Abstract: Extension faculty are pushed to find a better way, a new idea, and a working solution to the world’s most pressing problems. It is a large task, and one that is not accomplished without thought, prior planning, buy-in, and support from decision makers. One of...

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Evaluation Planning Framework: Graphic

In building evaluation capacity within institutions of higher education, I find it useful to explain essential front-end evaluation planning using a simplified graphic that captures components of an iterative process. In academic settings where research and assessment of student learning...

JHSingh_2.23.12_Evaluation Planning Framework.pdf


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Navigational Map: Four Quadrants

There’s much ambiguity about what constitutes evaluation and research. A major reason why is that they share common tools, approaches, and designs—but, purposes differ. This "Navigational Map" has four major quadrants to differentiate: 1) research, 2) evaluation research, 3) assessment (within...

JHSingh_2.9.2012_Navigational Map.pdf


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Using the Systems Evaluation Protocol for Evaluation Planning (AEA09 # 395)

This is the first section of a panel titled "Building and Evaluating a System Based Approach to Evaluation Capacity Building" which presented the recent work by the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation under the direction of Bill Trochim. This section specifically provides an overview of...

Systems Approach to ECB - Panel Part 1 - Using the SEP for Planning.pdf


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Program Evaluation Tipsheet 82: 8 Steps in Planning an Evaluation Strategy

Citation: Kiernan, Nancy Ellen (2006). 8 Steps in Planning an Evaluation Strategy: Tipsheet #82, University Park, PA: Penn State Cooperative Extension. This document is part of a series of Tipsheets that contain practical evaluation illustrations based on current research and developed by...

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Program Evaluation Tipsheet 83: An Evaluation Strategy

Citation: Kiernan, Nancy Ellen (2006). An Evaluation Strategy: Tipsheet #83, University Park, PA: Penn State Cooperative Extension. This document is part of a series of Tipsheets that contain practical evaluation illustrations based on current research and developed by Nancy Ellen Kiernan at...

Tipsheet 83.pdf