program evaluation, logic model

The difference between strategic management and process improvement

January 26, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

In my blog posts, I talk a lot about various types of performance measures, how to develop and collect them, and how to incorporate them in a logic model. One thing that I have been thinking a lot about, recently, is the role that different measures play in different types of decision-making, ...

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methods, program evaluation

What administrative data is and why you should use it

January 22, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

When we are setting out to evaluate or report on our programs, we often assume that we have to create new data, generally by going back to our participants and having them complete surveys, questionnaires, or even tests. However, there is often a huge trove of information that already exists in ...

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program evaluation, logic model

Using research and evaluations to complement your internal evaluation

January 03, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

  In previous posts, I've mentioned that the further outcomes are in time, the harder it is to collect that outcome data. For example, if your program provides tutoring services to middle schoolers that are intended to increase their college attendance rates, it will be very challenging -- and take ...

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