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Aye Aye Captain: Navigating Evaluation Data Collection as an External Evaluation Consultant

This presentation explored data collection issues faced by external evaluators (contractors) to meet evaluation design and data collection needs, including: • the challenge of meeting client needs that are not always fully conveyed in requests for proposal (RFP) or Question and Answer...

2016 AEA Federal Data Collection Bernstein.pptx


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Using Scrum Project Management for Evaluation

This is the PowerPoint for the AEA 2015 skill-building workshop on Scrum project management.Scrum, an iterative and incremental project management methodology, is primarily used in the software development field. As a project management methodology that focuses on the usability of its end...

Garvey_ScrumForEvaluators_AEA2015_FINAL.pptx


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Eval 2015, Ann Martin, Session GE3: Innovation in Evaluation Methods for Gov't Eval, Presentation 2/3: Practical Tips for When and How to Use Social Network Analysis

Presentation and list of resources from a session on the use of social network analysis in government evaluations, with practical tips for how to get started and examples of the kinds of evaluation questions that can be approached through this lens. #STEMEducationandTraining ...

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Engaging Various Levels of Stakeholders in Grant-Mandated Evaluation of Community-Based Organizations

These materials are from the Evaluation 2015 session.How can I build stakeholder interest in funder-mandated evaluations of a complex, multi-site program? During this session, participants will explore this question using the Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps program as an example. Community...

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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 2015Abstract: 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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Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

To achieve key national security objectives, the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must communicate effectively and credibly with a broad range of foreign audiences. DoD spends more than $250 million per year on inform, influence, and persuade (IIP) efforts, but how...

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Evaluating the Impact of Individual Training on Unit's Operational Performance

Presentation at the 2014 AEA Conference. Describes a project that implemented a robust training evaluation of an Army institutional training program that was designed to better prepare soldiers in units to deal with the IED threat. The Dismounted Counter IED Tactics Master Trainer (DCT-MT)...

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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 the...

4. Developing Effective Performance Measures.pptx