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Eval11 Session 867: Knowledge Creation in Healthcare Organizations as a Result of Individual's Participation in the Executive Training in the Use of Evidence Informed Decision Making

Evaluations of attemps to improve the use of evidence informed decision making in healthcare organizations have focused on impact on individual skills and knowledge and failed to grasp how learning processes occur in the organizations. We conducted a research project on the organizational impact of two programs aiming at developing capacity and leadership to optimize the use of evidence in decision making

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Focus Search - Background Same goal, different strategies What was the nature and the extent of the impact on the organizations of having a number of mid and senior-level managers trained through EXTRA and/of SEARCH?



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Eval12 Session 939: How the Children of Seaweed Farmers Spend their Time in the Philippines: Evidence from a Mixed-method Evaluation with Parents and Children

Presentation at AEA Conference 2012 on Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations: Insight Into Evaluation Methods and Providing Evidence for Policymaking Presentation Abstract: In the developing world, children are often the first or second source of essential labor for the family. How do we, as evaluators, understand and interpret how children spend their time, especially when they are among the poorest of the poor? In the Philippines, we examine how the children of seaweed farmers and weavers spend their time

STRIVE Child Time Use 2012 for AEA Conference Oct2012.pptx


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What do different methods say about grant performance?

Session Title: Proper Use of Evaluation to Impact Funders and Society Abstract; The Office of Auditor the General Norway published a performance audit on the effects of public grants aimed at ensuring biodiversity and enhancing outdoor recreational activity in June 2013. The audit examines whether the public grants contribute to goal achievement, and whether these grants are soundly managed by the various actors on central and regional levels of the public sector. The paper asks what kind of information is obtained through three different methods of data collection used in the performance audit and lessons learned after using these methods. The paper discusses what kind of information is obtained from case studies, case file reviews and questionnaires to administrators. The paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the different methods of data collection, and in the types of evidence yielded, and what conclusions might be drawn based on the information obtained

Hilde Solli different methods on grant performance.pdf



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Recapturing Time in Evaluation of Causal Relations: Illustration of Latent Longitudinal and Nonrecursive SEM Models for Simultaneous Data

Comparison of Latent Longitudinal Models (LLM-Gollob) and nonrecursive SEM modeling applied to stress and alcohol use among adolescents. How to infer direction of causality when data does not have enough time points (e.g. cross-sectional data, or 2 wave only for mediation models, or 3 wave only for 2-step mediations)

ComanEmilAEA_2009_LatentLongitudinalNonrecursiveSEM.ppt


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Eval12 Session 167: Strategies for Promoting Evaluation Use in the Complex Ecology of Nonprofits

This panel addressed strategies for promoting evaluation use in a variety of nonprofit settings. Panelists shared their perspectives on the multiple roles evaluators inhabit; working with stakeholders to promote use throughout the evaluation process, developing a theory of action with appropriate goals, metrics, and indicators; establishing systems to build internal capacity to use evaluation data; and working in and around an organization’s political and cultural structures

AEA 2012 Eval Use-Full Slide Deck v2.pptx



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Eval10 Session 532: Measuring Evaluation Use and Influence Among Project Directors of State Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Grants

Powerpoint Handout for Session 532 Paper #3: This paper describes the development of an instrument used to measure evaluation use, influence, and factors that have an impact on the use of evaluations among state project directors of the national Department of Education program, "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs"(GEAR UP)

Powerpoint Handout for Session 532 - Paper #3.pptx


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Roundtable Presentation-Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework to Use in Indian Country

Participants will: 1) Learn about culturally responsive indigenous evaluation (CRIE) and the major theories, research, and policies informing it 2) Become aware of the multiple contexts of CRIE 3) Learn about CRIE skills and competencies 4) Discuss practical applications of CRIE using case study examples 5) Reflect about professional experiences with/similar to CRIE 6) Deliberate about the strengths, gaps, and capacities of CRIE 7) Communicate professional needs and resources sought for strengthening their CRIE practices 8) Obtain new reference materials and professional networks to support future CRIE efforts #AEA2014Conference #eval14 #RoundtablePresentationDocuments #NickyBowman #CaroleeDodgeFrancis #ResponsiveIndigenousEvaluationACulturalContextualFrameworktoUseinIndianCountry #2014Conference

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Focus Search - Informing policymaking and decision making so that they are consequentially accountable in meeting the needs of persons who have been traditionally disenfranchised is imperative yet extremely complex. Fortunately, our methods, instruments, and statistical techniques are evolving as mixed methodological paradigms/designs that can more effectively inform policymaking and decision making