Confessions of a Measurement and Evaluation Professor

Beverly Peters, Assistant Professor

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My Personal Journey Into Qualitative Measurement and Evaluation

Beverly Peters, Assistant Professor

I started my career in measurement and evaluation much by happenstance*. In 1992, while attending the University of Zimbabwe for master's coursework,...

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Three Ways Evaluation Skills Can Boost Any Career

In February, I attended an advisory council meeting at the School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) alongside 20 senior executives. These thought leaders ranged from graduate-level...

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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...

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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. Though leadership oftentimes agrees with the need for a...

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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 walks of life. The...

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

Interviews dominate qualitative data collection for monitoring and evaluation. Qualitative researchers and evaluators use interviews to collect targeted data from respondents relatively quickly....

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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. You will likely start with a topic, and as...

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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...

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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...

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