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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...

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Text Message Evaluations: A Strategy for Obtaining Real-Time Data from Hard-to-Reach Audiences

PDF of PowerPoint presentation entitled "Text Message Evaluations: A Strategy for Obtaining Real-Time Data from Hard-to-Reach Audiences" given at 2014 Annual Conference by Nicole Finkbeiner. #HumanServicesEvaluation #2014Conference #ExtensionEducationEvaluation

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Poster: A Trial of the Systems Evaluation Protocol (SEP) for Evaluation Planning for STEM Education

This poster summarizes the overall process and present findings of a 5-year research project that included the development and testing of the Systems Evaluation Protocol (SEP) for developing evaluation plans. This research was a Phase II correlational study designed to assess the efficacy of the...

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CBD130: Visual Evaluation Methods: A Framework for Participatory Data Analysis - Melissa Cater

Visual evaluation methods that engage participants through art, photography, or video are ideal for over-tested, disengaged, or low-literacy audiences. One key stage of engagement is in the data analysis phase. This webinar will provide a framework to use for successful participatory analysis of...

Visual Evaluation Methods A Framework for Participatory Data Analysis.pdf


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Eval12 Session 742: Applying the 'Golden Spike' to the Research-Practice Gap

Presented as part of a panel discussion chaired by Bill Trochim called Gap or Trap? Rethinking Evaluation’s Response to Evidence-Based Programs and the Research-Practice Gap. There is a continued need to find mechanisms that enable a better connection between knowledge generation and...

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Eval12 Poster 52: Capacity Building Spillover: Uptake and Innovative Use of Systems Evaluation Protocol Tools and Skills

The Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE) has developed a protocol for evaluation planning known as the “Systems Evaluation Protocol” (SEP). Since 2006, CORE has trained 200 individuals from 48 organizations in this approach to program modeling and evaluation planning. As part of...

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Eval12 Session 251: Ripple Effect Mapping: A Participatory Strategy for Measuring Program Impacts

PPT and session handout attached. See also newly published short article in Journal of Extension: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012october/tt6.php This demonstration session introduces a promising follow-up participatory group process designed to document the results of program efforts within...

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Eval12 Session 962: Three years of data to reach intermediate outcomes and nobody will read the reports!

Abstract Data utilization is a major thrust of program evaluation efforts. In Extension, we are trained to develop logic models that lay out short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes. This session highlights the “The Northwest Michigan New FARM Program” that had several funding sources ...

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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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Eval12 Session 612: Paying Attention to Evaluation and Key Stakeholders: Uncovering Relevant Core Health Messages for Rural Women

Research consistently demonstrates that rural, low-income families face greater challenges to their physical, mental, and dental health than the nation as a whole. Between August 2010 and February, 2012, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Maryland Extension implemented a USDA...

AEA 2012 Rural Health Messages.pptx