methods, program evaluation

Ensuring a diverse sample without asking for sensitive information

December 28, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

I recently had a project where I was interviewing participants at a program that serves a very diverse group. I knew from talking with the program managers, that the population they served was diverse along many axes, including gender and sexual orientation. I wanted to ensure that I was ...

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logic model

Types of performance measures

November 28, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

In this post, I’m talking about how to write good performance measures. First, a clarification. I use the term performance measures to include all the output and outcome measures that can be used in a logic model or a program evaluation. There are a lot of different terms for these things. It’s ...

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logic model

A close relationship with staff as a measure of program quality

November 12, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

It is important in many programs that the participants form close and trusting relationships with staff or volunteers. In mentoring, in particular, the formation of a trusting relationship is crucial to all the outcomes that will follow. So, program managers are eager to include that in their logic ...

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