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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Literature Reviews? Applying Data Visualization Tools to Narrative Reviews of Literature

Literature reviews are essential in many evaluation projects to document major themes, methods, and findings from an inter-related body of work. Reviews have evolved from narrative summaries , systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Today literature reviews are evolving through the use of data...


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Eval12 Session 911: Training Program Evaluation: Creating a Composite Indicator to Measure Career Outcomes

A primary goal of research training programs is to increase the number of qualified researchers in a particular discipline or methodology. Training program evaluations tend to examine applicant and awardee characteristics, award rates, and short-term research outcomes such as subsequent...


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Eval12 Session 109: "It Changed My Life" - Measuring Results of International Youth Leadership Interventions

Slides from presentation at Eval 2012 by Gene Roehlkepartain of the Search Institute, Ned Lazarus of George Mason University, and Lisa Inks of IREX. Youth interventions often seek to increase young people’s positive community engagement and strengthen fundamental life skills, including...

Measuring Results International Youth Leadership Interventions.pdf

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Eval12 Session 789: Multi-Case Study Approach in Capacity Building Programs - Balancing Rigor and Confidentiality

To ensure that evaluation facilitates rather than impedes progress, we used a multi-tier reporting strategy to support both confidentiality and analytical rigor as part of a multi-case study evaluation approach. -- Raul Martinez (Harder+Company), Fontane Lo (Harder+Company), David Dobrowski ...

Multi-Case Study with F5MC.pdf

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Eval11 Session 221: Testing an Unusual Model of Professional Development: The Self-Directed Study Group

An AEA local affiliate tested a study group model of professional development in which organizers did not have high expertise at the beginning. The topic of learning was organizational network theory and evaluation. Attendees met monthly for 8 months. We evaluated the course through an on-line...

Testing an Unusual Model of Professional Development.pdf

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Eval11 Session 257: Valuing Case Study Methods in Evaluating the Implementation of Educational Programs

Includes materials from both presentations. Case study method has enormous potential to inform evaluations of school- and district-based educational programs specifically, as the institution of public schools in the United States represents a unique and diverse structure that compels careful...

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Eval11 Session 972: Outcomes-based performance in the South African Public Sector

The South African government has adopted an ambitious government-wide monitoring and evaluation system (GWM&ES) headed by a newly established Ministry for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency since 2009. It is supposed to systematically monitor and evaluate the outcomes of government...

Cloete & Rabie 2011 AEA outcomes presentation.pdf

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Eval11 Session 257: Rayyes and Barela: Case Studies of the Implementation of Small Learning Communities in Three Urban High Schools

In this study, we evaluated the implementation of small learning communities (SLCs) in a large urban K-12 school district. Using case study methods, we examined three unique high schools implementing their distinct SLC models guided by a district plan. We investigated conditions and structures...

Rayyes and Barela AEA 2011 SLC Case Study.ppt

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Eval11 Session 569: Through Their Eyes: An Evaluation of a School Based Mental Health Program

This evaluation employed a Responsive Evaluation (Stake, 2004) approach in order to determine the programs outcomes, as well as the perceived values of the stakeholder (i.e. students, parents, and staff) most intimately involved with a school based mental health (SBMH) program. The results of...

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Eval10 Session 691: Using Norm-based Appeals to Increase Response-Rate in Evaluation Research: A Field Experiment

A field experiment was conducted to test the effectiveness of norm-based persuasive messages in the context of evaluation research. Participants in an interdisciplinary conference were invited to complete two successive post-conference surveys and randomly assigned to one of two groups at each...

AEA 2010-Synopsis and List of Resources-2.docx