Monthly Archives: November 2014
Bridging the gap between great plans and reality: A case study of rigorous outcome evaluation of policy implementation
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
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Evaluators are under increased pressure to collect compelling evidence on the quality of change that a policy or a program introduces. With this series, case studies of rigorous evaluation in practice are described. In this first case study, Sarah O’Dell, Evaluation Manager at ICF International will provide an overview of her team’s lessons learned in an evaluation of policy implementation among group child care providers in New York City. This webinar will highlight the time frame required for planning for a large scale investigation, development and selection of instruments and research design, the resources needed to implement a multisite outcome evaluation, and types of technical responses to complications in field work and data analyses.
Sarah O’Dell has worked at ICF International for 6 years and is currently a project manager specializing in public health research and evaluation. Her work at ICF has afforded her the opportunity to be involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of research and evaluation projects focused in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
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Misaligned Objectives and Design, Misuse use of Evaluation Tools
This presentation examines the impact of misaligned evaluation objectives; how inappropriate, through strong designs compromise our interpretation of findings; and, how evaluation tools, methods and approaches can sometimes erode our ability to draw accurate conclusions.
Monday, November 17, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
3 Corporate Square, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30329
Dr. Ann Doucette is the director of The Evaluators’ Institute (September 2008), director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness, and a research professor at Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has broad experience in the management, analysis, and evaluation of diverse intervention programs, the development of accountability and outcomes monitoring systems at individual and system levels; research methodology, data collection strategies, psychometric and measurement techniques, and applied statistical analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her expertise includes the development of performance and outcome measurement systems that target accountability, quality monitoring and outcomes for system and individual levels of intervention/care. Her work includes a specialized emphasis on measurement, which she considers fundamentally critical for evaluation practice, and a complex adaptive systems perspective. She has developed several assessment measurement approaches using Item Response Theory (IRT) to generate measures having greater precision using brief, less burdensome instrumentation, which have the potential to lead to computer-adaptive applications and real-time data usage.
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