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Rog, Debra J. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
This article illustrates the synergistic role between practice and theory in evaluation. Using reflective practice, the author reviews her own work as well as the work of other evaluators to illustrate how theory can influence practice and, in turn, how evaluation practice can inform and grow theory, especially evaluation theory. The following…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Evaluation Problems, Program Evaluation, Social Science Research
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Leviton, Laura C. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Debra Rog presented the 2014 Eleanor Chelimsky Forum address, offering ways to integrate evaluation theory and practice by abundant use of practice examples. These examples illustrate the effective use of the Ladder of Abstraction from semantics, working from the concrete to the abstract and back again.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Integrated Activities, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Adams, Adrienne E.; Nnawulezi, Nkiru A.; Vandenberg, Lela – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
From a utilization-focused evaluation perspective, the success of an evaluation is rooted in the extent to which the evaluation was used by stakeholders. This paper details the "Expectations to Change" (E2C) process, an interactive, workshop-based method designed to engage primary users with their evaluation findings as a means of…
Descriptors: Expectation, Stakeholders, Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization
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Miller, Robin Lin – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Community psychology blends psychological science, a community-level perspective on social issues, and a social justice orientation. Despite important difference between community psychology and program evaluation, program evaluation is a key component of many community psychologists' practice and holds a central place in my own. In this…
Descriptors: Psychology, Prevention, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Justice
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Morris, Michael – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
This essay explores the implications of the zeitgeist that emerged in the United States during the 1960s for the conceptualization of ethical issues in evaluation and community psychology, and how perspectives from the latter field might enhance ethical practice in the former. Special attention is paid to articulations of social justice,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Psychology, Social Justice, Standards
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Sheldon, Jeffrey A.; Wolfe, Susan M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
In 2012, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) added community psychology (CP) to its roster of topical interests groups (TIG). One of the highlights of the CP TIG program at the 2012 AEA Conference and the genesis of this "American Journal of Evaluation" Forum was a panel of accomplished community psychologists and evaluation…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Psychology, Psychologists, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Cook, James R. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Program evaluation is generally viewed as a set of mechanisms for collecting and using information to learn about projects, policies and programs, to understand their effects as well as the manner in which they are implemented. AEA has espoused principles for evaluation that place emphasis on competent, honest inquiry that respects the security,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Social Justice, Community Change, Change Strategies
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Kallemeyn, Leanne M.; Hall, Jori; Friche, Nanna; McReynolds, Clifton – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
The evaluation theory tree typology reflects the following three components of evaluation practice: (a) methods, (b) use, and (c) valuing. The purpose of this study was to explore how evaluation practice is conceived as reflected in articles published in the "American Journal of Evaluation" ("AJE") and "Evaluation," a…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Journal Articles
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Buckley, Jane; Archibald, Thomas; Hargraves, Monica; Trochim, William M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Evaluative thinking (ET) is an increasingly important topic in the field of evaluation, particularly among people involved in evaluation capacity building (ECB). Yet it is a construct in need of clarification, especially if it is to be meaningfully discussed, promoted, and researched. To that end, we propose that ET is essentially critical…
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Evaluation, Capacity Building
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Lee, Chongmyoung; Nowell, Branda – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Performance measurement has gained increased importance in the nonprofit sector, and contemporary literature is populated with numerous performance measurement frameworks. In this article, we seek to accomplish two goals. First, we review contemporary models of nonprofit performance measurement to develop an integrated framework in order to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Nonprofit Organizations, Performance Based Assessment, Correlation
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Klerman, Jacob Alex; Olsho, Lauren E. W.; Bartlett, Susan – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
While regression discontinuity has usually been applied retrospectively to secondary data, it is even more attractive when applied prospectively. In a prospective design, data collection can be focused on cases near the discontinuity, thereby improving internal validity and substantially increasing precision. Furthermore, such prospective…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Probability
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Marek, Lydia I.; Brock, Donna-Jean P.; Savla, Jyoti – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Although collaboration is recognized as an effective means to address multifaceted community issues, successful collaboration is difficult to achieve and failure is prevalent. To effectively collaborate, collaborators must recognize the strengths and weaknesses within their own efforts. Using Mattessich and colleagues' work as a springboard, a…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Cooperation, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Neal, Zachary P.; VanDyke, Erika; Kornbluh, Mariah – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Qualitative data offer advantages to evaluators, including rich information about stakeholders' perspectives and experiences. However, qualitative data analysis is labor-intensive and slow, conflicting with evaluators' needs to provide punctual feedback to their clients. In this method note, we contribute to the literature on rapid evaluation and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Mueller, Christoph Emanuel; Gaus, Hansjoerg – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
In this article, we test an alternative approach to creating a counterfactual basis for estimating individual and average treatment effects. Instead of using control/comparison groups or before-measures, the so-called Counterfactual as Self-Estimated by Program Participants (CSEPP) relies on program participants' self-estimations of their own…
Descriptors: Intervention, Research Design, Research Methodology, Program Evaluation
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Bowen, Merle L.; Tillman, Ayesha S. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Considerable empirical research, along with a growing body of conceptual and theoretical literature, exists on the role of culture and context in evaluation. Less scholarship has examined culturally responsive surveys in the context of international evaluation. In this article, the authors present lessons learned from the development,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Role, Slavery
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