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Welcome to our monthly roundup of new and noteworthy evaluation news and resources. This month’s roundup highlights Eval Academy’s top ten posts from 2020.
Coming in at #10 is a post where we share how we used outcome harvesting and what we wished someone had told us before we started.
At #9 is our evaluation plan template. There is no need to reinvent the wheel when planning your evaluation. Download this customizable template for free!
At #8 is an article that outlines seven easy tips for improving your data viz. Practice these tips and you’ll “wow” both colleagues and clients.
At #7 is the fourth article in a four-part series that rounds up the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) “New Directions for Evaluation.” The fourth article in this series is about branding your business, and it’s based on the article by Stephanie Evergreen and Nina Sabarre: “Branding for the Independent Consultant: Basic to Advanced.”
At #6 is another free guide to download! The program evaluation scoping guide is intended for anyone conducting an evaluation of a program to understand the scope of the evaluation. The guide outlines questions evaluators can ask program managers or other stakeholders to better understand the scope of the program and its evaluation.
At #5 is a real-world ethics case that explores why we chose to interview someone who was chronically intoxicated and the ethical considerations for including her in our evaluation.
#4 is an oldie but a goodie. This article provides you with some pointers and a sample kick-off meeting agenda to kick your evaluation off on the right foot.
#3 is for all the “quants” out there who need to quantify anything and everything. The “quals” may hiss at this post, but the framework provided for quantifying qualitative data is one you’ll want to bookmark.
One of our top posts for 2020 is another free digital download. This resource gives you the reflective prompts you need to ensure your next evaluation project incorporates all 30 Program Evaluation Standards developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.
Our top post for 2020 outlines what an evaluation question is and pointers to consider when drafting your evaluation questions.
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