Evaluating Studies Explained

Article describes the analysis process after evaluation data has been collected. It addresses getting reliable information by using random sampling and creating valid instruments.

http://www.cpanda.org/cpanda/resources/index

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Collecting Evaluation Data, Alternative Methods

Article describing qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting evaluation data beyond surveys. Some of the methods includes focus groups, cost analysis, and existing records.

http://ag.arizona.edu/sfcs/cyfernet/cyfar/evaldata.htm

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Reliability Explained

Article defines reliability as the repeatability of a measurement and describes it in the context of evaluation measures.

Article defines reliability as the repeatability of a measurement and describes it in the context of evaluation measures.

http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/reliable.php

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Evaluation: Measuring What Matters in Nonprofits

Research report describing three types of performance metrics useful for evaluating nonprofit performance: mobilizing resources successfully, staff's effectiveness on the job, and progress in fulfilling mission.

Research report describing three types of performance metrics useful for evaluating nonprofit... (continued)

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Evaluations: Electronic Statistics Textbook

Free Book explaining elementary and advanced concepts in statistics used in analysis of data collected in program evaluations.

Free Book explaining elementary and advanced concepts in statistics used in analysis of data collected in program evaluations.

http://www.statsoft.com/Textbook

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Quality Criteria for Plans

Article recommending surveying available data collection instruments before developing an original evaluation from scratch. Provides links to evaluation process instruments that help reduce cost and time.

http://oerl.sri.com/plans/planscrit.html

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Assessing Your Collaboration: A Self Evaluation Tool

Article assisting existing and emergent groups in evaluating the effectiveness of collaborations. It provides a collaboration process checklist allowing groups to rate collaborations on key factors.

http://www.joe.org/joe/1999april/tt1.php

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Evaluation Planning Tip Sheet

Tip sheet for planning an evaluation before requesting project funding. It suggests scaling the evaluation to match the complexity of the project.

http://www.otf.ca/

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Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for grantees to move from a shared vision for effective evaluation, to a blueprint for designing and conducting evaluation, and to implementation. NOTE: Book is free.

http://www.wkkf.org/resource-directory/resource/2010/w-k-kellogg-foundation-evaluation-handbook

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American Evaluation Association

An international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and orgaanizations to improve their effectiveness.

http://www.eval.org/

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Survey: Types of Questions Explained

Article describes the types of questions that can be included in a survey including Likert-type scales, contingency questions, dichotomous questions, etc.

http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/resques.php

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Evaluation Exchange

This newsletter addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels. It highlights innovative methods and approaches to evaluation, emerging trends in evaluation practice, and practical applications of evaluation theory. NOTE: A free subscription is required to view this resource.

http://www.hfrp.org/evaluation/the-evaluation-exchange

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Webinar: Strategic Planning Implementation: from Strategy to Action

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons: 1) it often is tedious and time-consuming; 2) the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both); 3) the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable; 4)it is ignored once the plan is written (or the... (continued)

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