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  1. Applications of Multiple Regression for Evaluators: Mediation, Moderation, and More

    2nd November, 2011
    United States

    Summary:   Multiple regression is a powerful and flexible tool that has wide applications in evaluation and applied research. Regression analyses are used to describe relationships, test theories, make predictions with data from experimental or observational studies, and model linear or nonlinear relationships. Issues we'll explore include selecting models that are appropriate to your data and research questions, preparing data for analysis, running analyses, interpreting results, and presenting findings to a nontechnical audience.

  2. Survey Design

    2nd November, 2011
    United States

    Building on proven strategies that work in real-world contexts, this workshop will help you plan and execute all aspects of the survey design process. Designed for true beginners with little or no background in survey development, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of survey design and administration, and leave with tools needed to develop and improve your own surveys. Perfect for those who need a refresher on survey design or are new to the field of evaluation.

  3. Propensity Score Matching: Theories and Applications

    1st November, 2011
    United States

    Summary:   When experimental designs are infeasible, evaluation researchers often use observational data to estimate treatment effects. Propensity score matching, used to improve covariate balance, has been gaining popularity. This workshop will introduce you to basic theories and principles, demonstrate the process, and provide the tools necessary to perform the work. We’ll demonstrate using the free statistical software program R and provide attendees with a CD containing both the R software and example data.

  4. BetterEvaluation in Rome

    19th September, 2011

    The Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative of the CGIAR is organizing a workshop on evaluation options, in partnership with WFP, FAO and IFAD, to be held in FAO on 19 September 2011 (Monday). The objectives of the workshop are: To introduce the international evaluation community based in Rome to BetterEvaluation To contribute to knowledge sharing on evaluation to improve evaluation practices The one day program will consist of three main parts: Two separate presentations followed by discussion by Professor Patricia Rogers and Dr Javier Ekboir.

  5. Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use- Michael Quinn Patton

    7th May, 2012

    eStudy 011: Beginner Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use - Michael Quinn Patton Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays May 7, 9, 14, & 16, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time. For one registration fee, participants may attend 1 or all sessions.  Length: 6 total contact hours 

  6. AES Conference 2012

    28th August, 2012

    Australasian Evaluation Society 2012 Conference

  7. Evaluation and improvement of survey questions using Survey Quality Prediction

    3rd July, 2012

      Evaluation and improvement of survey questions using Survey Quality Prediction (SQP), 2-3 July 2012 in Barcelona, Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM-UPF)   The course will be taught by Melanie Revilla, Diana Zavala, and Willem Saris, researchers at RECSM-UPF. It will take place on July 2-3, 2012, at the Ciutadella Campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The language of instruction will be English.

  8. The Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development, 10-14 December 2012

    12th October, 2012 to 14th December, 2012

    With the significance of evidence-based development becoming increasingly recognised, the important role of systematic reviews has come into sharp focus. Systematic reviews can offer valuable lessons for policymakers and programme managers by drawing on all existing evidence on a particular intervention or programme. The Dhaka Colloquium on Systematic Reviews in International Development will bring together leading researchers in the field of systematic reviews and policymakers from Asia and beyond to address these crucial questions in evidence based development.

  9. INTRAC- Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation

    12th May, 2013

    This course builds on participants’ understanding and skills of how to develop sustainable and cost effective monitoring and evaluation processes and practices within their own projects and organisations. It is also relevant for those trying to improve and enhance current M&E processes, or supporting partners to develop and implement effective M&E. The focus is on ensuring M&E contributes towards improving organisational learning and accountability.

  10. INTRAC- NEW Monitoring and Evaluation Blended Learning

    20th May, 2013 to 9th July, 2013

    M&E is an essential component of international NGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations striving to continually improve their work and have greater accountability. Given the high demand in the sector, this foundation course is designed to develop individuals' understanding of what M&E entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. This course ensures that those who are new to M&E have a thorough understanding of M&E concepts and have built up the practical skills and the confidence needed to do M&E effectively.