Monthly Archives: August 2013
Virtually all evaluation guidance materials stress the need for good evaluation questions, yet the evaluation literature generally has provided only broad guidance on developing them. To help get to good questions–questions that are likely to lead to actionable evaluation findings–AaEA members Maureen Wilce and Sarah Gill created a checklist for use in assessing potential evaluation questions.
On the webinar, we’ll walk through the checklist and apply it to a variety of evaluation questions. Feel free to bring your own questions to the call or to send them in advance to sarahgill97 AT msn DOT com. If you can’t make the webinar, you can find the checklist at http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/
When: Thursday, November 14, 12-1
Where: Your desk
You may listen in on this webinar through either method:
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2) Telephone conferencing
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Participant code: 9114921
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AaEA invites you to join us for a 4 part course: Introduction to Program Evaluation.
Evaluation identifies, discovers, generates and displays information about an organization’s program efficiency and effectiveness. Evaluation reveals what a program really does, how it works, and it’s impact on people’s lives. Through lectures with noted evaluators and hands on application to a case study, course participants will learn the basic steps of a program evaluation.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone new to evaluation and interested in using it as a tool to support programs, whether as program staff or evaluators.
- Become familiar with the 6 steps of the CDC Evaluation Framework
- Learn to identify and engage stakeholders
- Develop a simple logic model and discover how to use a logic model to ask questions about your program
- Learn to focus your evaluation and to select appropriate data collection methods for your evaluation questions
- Understand how to transform data into useful information
Participants completing all 4 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance from AaEA
When and Where
Session 1 Wednesday, October 2 from 3-6 PM
Session 2 Wednesday, October 9 from 3-6 PM
Session 3 Wednesday, October 23 from 3-6 PM
Session 4 Wednesday, October 30 from 3-6 PM
At ICF International located at 3 Corporate Square, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30329.
AaEA members: The 4-session series is $20 ($15 for student members) and a single session costs $10.
Non-members: The series costs $60 ($40 for students) and includes a one year membership. A single session costs $25 ($15 for student). Not a member? Join now!
For more information, contact Travis Tatum at travis AT creativeresearchsolutions DOT com or Maureen Wilce at mwilce AT earthlink DOT net
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Join AaAE, TEI, and ICF International for an evening panel with
Gary Henry, Mark Lipsey, and Ann Doucette on
Evaluation Methods and Theory: Addressing Real World Challenges
September 19th, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 PM*
Join us to hear from three evaluators whose contributions to our field are innumerable. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of moving evaluation theory and methods from the journals to the real world. Time permitting, we’ll open up the panel to Q&A from the audience to get additional perspectives on this important topic.
* Networking opportunity between 6-6:30 PM with the panel beginning at 6:30-8:00
Refreshments will be served throughout the event.
The event is free for AaEA members. Not a member yet? Just bring your checkbook, or $40, to the event ($25 for students). For non-members, the cost is $35.
ICF International is located at 3 Corporate Square, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30329.
More information about AaEA is available at www.atl-eval.org
For event or membership information, please contact sarahgill97 at msn.com
Non-members you may for this even via PayPal but processing fee will apply.
Implementing the propensity score matching method in evaluating public health programs: some practical guidance
When: Thursday August 22, 2013, 12pm est
Dr. Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, a health economist in CDC’s National Asthma Control Program, will provide an introduction to the propensity score matching method. Propensity score matching has recently become a popular approach in the evaluation of public health programs. It is an intuitive and straightforward method to reduce bias in evaluating the effects of a program using observational data. Tursynbek will also discuss some examples of economic evaluation studies using the propensity score method.
For more information, email mwilce at earthlink dot net.
Participant Entry Information
Meeting ID: PSTB3S
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Participant code: 9114921