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Dr. Mindelyn Anderson Joins American University as Program Director for Online MS in Measurement and Evaluation

American University is pleased to announce the appointment of our new online Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation and Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation Program Director, Dr. Mindelyn Anderson. Read Full Article

Building Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for Development and Emergency Public Health Projects

My career as a public health monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialist is an exciting one. As a public health M&E specialist, my goals are to help the organizations I work for and the projects we implement to show their... Read Full Article

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. Read Full Article

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: Mapping Tools and Transect Walks

Interviews dominate qualitative data collection for monitoring and evaluation. 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. Read Full Article

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

Instituting Monitoring and Evaluation at a school in Palestine: Micropolitics Challenges

I completed my Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation from American University in two cities. I started while living in Hartford, Connecticut, and found myself testing my newfound evaluation skills while doing a... 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

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