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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Cross Cultural Communications and Effective Evaluation

From my experiences, the most effective qualitative researchers and evaluators are expert cross cultural communicators who can connect and build rapport with... Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Qualitative Research Questions

Selecting your research topic and crafting a qualitative research question from it is the first, and possibly the hardest, step of qualitative research.

Grant Evaluation as a Career

Many state and federal agencies announce funding opportunities or grants through formal solicitations for entities that provide or support program initiatives across the spectrum of human social services. Within those solicitations... Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Concept Formation and Operationalization

Concept formation in qualitative research is a systematic process whereby the researcher sets definitions for important concepts that emerge during the research. These definitions help to provide the parameters for the qualitative... Read Full Article

Bridging the Gap: Evaluation Theory and Practice

Evaluation is a relatively new field that has emerged from a diverse array of applied social sciences. Although it is practice-oriented, there has been a proliferation of research on evaluation theory to prescribe underlying... Read Full Article

The Advisory Councils Vital Role in the Measurement and Evaluation Masters Curriculum

An online MS in Measurement and Evaluation degree gives students the skills needed to carry out evaluation with the governmental, non-governmental, and private sectors.

Evaluating Evaluators

Students who earn their graduate certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation from American University emerge from the program equipped with the skills to conduct their own evaluations. They learn how to design evaluations,... Read Full Article

Navigating an American Evaluation Association Conference: Reflections from the 2016 AEA Conference

During the last week in October 2016, professionals from around the world who conduct, use, support, and study evaluation came together in Atlanta to attend the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) annual conference. As a global... Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Developing a Focus Group Questioning Route

Facilitating the cascading of conversation through group interaction! This is the purpose of our focus groups. Well-planned, organized, and moderated focus groups facilitate group interaction that helps to produce unique insights... Read Full Article

Measurement and Evaluation Community: Faculty Spotlight

One of the strengths of American University’s Measurement and Evaluation Program is its faculty. The Measurement and Evaluation faculty is a group of academic practitioners that understand traditional approaches to evaluation, but... Read Full Article