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Pre-Conference Session

Stories Are Data: Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Evaluation

Stories can add rich details and deep understanding to evaluations. Brené Brown has written, “Stories are data with a soul.” Many evaluators value a mixed-method approach, combining both numbers (quantitative) and stories (qualitative). This virtual workshop will take a deep dive into qualitative evaluation what it truly means to conduct an evaluation from a qualitative perspective, how you can fit meaningful analyses into tight budgets and short timelines, and what effective qualitative reporting looks like. Join us to discuss how you can infuse your evaluations with stories.

In this hands-on virtual workshop, participants will (a) learn how to embrace and make the most out of qualitative evaluation, (b) apply efficient analysis techniques for qualitative data, and (c) identify practical strategies for reporting stories to busy readers.

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Conference Session

Impactful Evaluation Questions and Strategies for Getting to So What?
Presenters: Lori Wingate, Kirk Knestis
Date: Friday, October 22
Time: 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Session attendees will engage with ATE project staff and evaluators who share passion and creativity for answering tough questions about project outcomes. We will identify synergies regarding the types of “so what” questions ATE projects and their partners want answered. We will share proven strategies and possible creative solutions for tackling important questions within and beyond typical assumptions and practices of existing ATE projects

Happy Hour Networking

EvaluATE invites you to our annual ATE evaluation networking reception. Yes, a virtual happy hour! Through small breakout rooms, connect with ATE evaluators and others committed to advancing evaluation within the ATE community. More importantly, receive an EvaluATE swag bag to be opened only at the beginning of the event!

Swag bags are available for the first 50 people who register in advance by October 12, 5:00 p.m. ET.

Location: Zoom
Date: Wednesday, October 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET

Request Resources

Miss going to conferences and gathering all the great resources and swag from tables? We’ve got you covered! Choose from curated bundles of EvaluATE resources and get them delivered to your door or inbox. Resources are mailed along with EvaluATE’s well-loved Sharpie pen and a selfie ring light.

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