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The Challenges of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Workplace

Many organizations that implement community projects or programs are beginning to recognize the need for monitoring and evaluation.

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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 people from all walk...

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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Mapping Tools and Transect Walks

Interviews dominate qualitative data collection for monitoring and evaluation.

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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.

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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, the agencies also i...

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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 study. Operationaliza...

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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 frameworks of evidence-base...

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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, how to collect and ana...

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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 community, attendees...

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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 around a topic. When f...

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