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Overlapping Column Charts: A Quick Actual v. Goal Comparison

Hello there! I’m writing you as a follow up to a workshop I recently facilitated with Nicole Huggett, MSW, for the Arizona Evaluation Network in Phoenix. A big focus of our time together was spent on covering visualization options for comparing goals and pre-post results. One of the popular charts we discussed were overlapping column … more »
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Research on Evaluation: It Takes a Village (The Solution)

Our first post lamented the poor response rates in research on evaluation. There are many reasons for these poor response rates, but there are also many things that we can do to improve response rates and subsequently improve the state of research on evaluation. How can evaluators improve response rates? Coryn et. al (2016) suggests … more »
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Research on Evaluation: It Takes a Village (The Problem)

  Response rates from evaluators are poor. Despite research suggesting that AEA members consider research on evaluation as important, response rates for research on evaluation studies are often only between 10-30%.1 As evaluators ourselves, we understand how busy we can be. However, we believe that evaluators should spend more time contributing to these studies. These … more »
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For consultants and consultants-to-be: BONUS POST!

BONUS POST WITH DR. GAIL BARRINGTON! And you thought the fun was over… Whether you are thinking about venturing out on your own or have already started, this series will arm you with advice from seasoned consultants! This post features Dr. Barrington, who provides her insight on common questions consultants (or consultants-to-be) might have. Be … more »
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