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Data Collection & Analysis, Management, Planning and Design | Blog Post
2015

Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts: Identifying Your Project’s Achievements and Supporting Evidence

Updated April 2019 for Throwback Thursday series. The deadline for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program for this...

Data Collection & Analysis, Management, Planning and Design | Blog Post
2015

Using Embedded Assessment to Understand Science Skills

As our field explores the impact of informal (and formal) science programs on learning and skill development, it is imperative that we...

Data Collection & Analysis | Blog Post
2015

Visualizing Network Data

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a methodology that we have found useful when answering questions about relationships. For example, our independent evaluation...

Data Collection & Analysis | Blog Post
2015

Crowdsourcing Interview Data Analysis

Most of the evaluations I conduct include interview or focus group data. This data provides a sense of student experiences and outcomes...

Data Collection & Analysis, Interpretation | Blog Post
2015

Tips for Data Preparation

Over the course of analyzing data for a number of projects, I have encountered several situations that can make it hard to...

Data Collection & Analysis | Blog Post
2015

LGBT-Inclusive Language in Data Collection

In order to obtain relevant and reliable demographic information regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, it is important to understand...

Data Collection & Analysis | Blog Post
2015

Still Photography in Evaluation

I have used my photographic skills in my work as principal investigator for my ATE projects and more recently as external evaluator...

Data Collection & Analysis, Planning and Design | Blog Post
2015

A Rose Isn’t as Sweet by Any Other Name: Lessons on Subject Lines for Web Surveys

Survey developers typically spend a great deal of time on the content of questionnaires. We struggle with what items to include, how...

Data Collection & Analysis | Blog Post
2015

Look No Further! Potential Sources of Institutional Data

This blog entry is a follow-up to our article in EvaluATE’s Winter 2015 newsletter on the use of institutional data for evaluation...

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