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Interpretation | Blog Post
2020

Strategies and Sources for Interpreting Evaluation Findings to Reach Conclusions

Imagine: You’re an evaluator who has compiled lots of data about an ATE project. You’re preparing to present the results to stakeholders. You have many beautiful charts and compelling stories...

Interpretation | Blog Post
2020

Understanding Data Literacy

In today’s data-filled society, institutions are abundant with data but lack data literacy, the ability to transform data into usable information and...

Communication, Dissemination, & Use of Results, Data Collection & Analysis, Engagement, Interpretation, Management, Planning and Design | External Resource
2019

Collection of Quick Reference Guides

This collection includes over 50 evaluation quick reference guides that address evaluation planning, to data collection, to reporting. Quick reference guides are practical reference or resource materials such as checklists, worksheets, templates, info-graphics, cheat sheets, or even a table or page in a book

Interpretation | Blog Post
2018

Measure What Matters: Time for Higher Education to Revisit This Important Lesson

If one accepts Peter Drucker’s premise that “what gets measured, gets managed,” then two things are apparent: measurement is valuable, but measuring...

Interpretation | Blog Post
2018

What do MOOC learners like and dislike?

Massive open online course (MOOC) learners vary widely in background and learning objectives. MOOCs are still trying to understand their learners better...

Data Collection & Analysis, Interpretation | Blog Post
2017

Not Just an Anecdote: Systematic Analysis of Qualitative Evaluation Data

As a Ph.D. trained anthropologist, I spent many years learning how to shape individual stories and detailed observations into larger patterns that...

Communication, Dissemination, & Use of Results, Interpretation | Blog Post
2017

Reporting Anticipated, Questionable, and Unintended Project Outcomes

Project evaluators are aware that evaluation aims to support learning and improvement. Through a series of planned interactions, event observations, and document...

Interpretation, Management, Planning and Design | Blog Post
2017

Integrating Perspectives for a Quality Evaluation Design

Designing a rigorous and informative evaluation depends on communication with program staff to understand planned activities and how those activities relate to...

Communication, Dissemination, & Use of Results, Interpretation | Blog Post
2017

Evaluation’s Role in Helping Clients Avoid GroupThink

In December of 2016, I presented a poster on a STEM-C education project at the Restore America’s Estuaries National Summit, co-hosted by...

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