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  • Mobile data collection

    Mobile Data Collection (MDC) is the use of mobile phones, tablets or personal digital assistants (PDAs) … or abstracting data for an evaluation.  There are many mobile phone applications (referred to as platforms ) that …
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  • Mobile questionnaires

    … Questionnaires and surveys can be conducted through mobile phones which are able to connect to the internet. Mobile phone specific formats and layouts can be programmed … so that participants can easily access this type of survey on the go. Additionally, mobile phone-specific applications …
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  • Mobile Technology Handbook

    … This guide was developed by Pact to provide guidance on basic steps and considerations that need to be taken when deciding to use mobile technology in program implementation monitoring and … evaluation. The handbook begins by providing an outline of mobile technology and describing the advantages and …
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  • Using Mobile Data for Development

    … Gates Foundation , provides an examination of the use of mobile data collection in developing countries including how … may be faced. Excerpt "Before conducting research with mobile data, one must understand mobile networks and data stores in some detail. This paper …
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  • Mobile-based technology for monitoring and evaluation

    … This knowledge product is a reference guide for using mobile-based technology, and its associated benefits of … better implementation and delivery of projects. Contents Mobile Technology: Options and opportunities Paper or mobile? Technology options Case 1: Multiple mobile options …
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  • Mappiness: A mobile data collection example

    … This example of mobile data collection uses an iPhone app to collect data … environment — air pollution, noise, green spaces, and so on — which the data from mappiness will be absolutely great … paper in Global Environmental Change ." … Mappiness: A mobile data collection example …
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  • Mobile data collection systems a review of the current state of the field

    … This research provides a review of mobile data collection software systems, projects, and … the following tasks: Build a matrix of analysis for mobile data collection systems currently available for use in … operational contexts." (Jung 2011) Contents Defining Mobile Data Collection   Basic Components of a MDCS Research …
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  • Systems thinking: A way to maximise program effectiveness

    … program effectiveness. How have you used or intend on using this resource? We developed this video as a supplemental resource for our mobile learning course ('Evaluation For Leaders' - …
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  • Cost effectiveness analysis

    … for example, where it is difficult to put a value on outcomes, but where outcomes themselves can be counted and … the level of detail for the analysis typically depends on the specific issue being addressed but should take a broad …
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  • How to Design Effective Dashboards

    … This one-hour webinar on How to Design Effective Dashboards from Infragistics aims … Type of resource Guide Key features A one hour webinar on dashboard design, what makes a dashboard effective, what data should (and shouldn’t) be included on a dashboard and how to optimise the visual display.   Who …
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  • Asking Effective Questions

    … effective questions. Whilst it is not focused exclusively on evaluation questions, the ideas presented can easily be …
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  • Conducting Effective Presentations

    … do they Learn?” Full Disclosure Share Expectations Agree on a Length of Time in Advance Twenty-Minute Attention Span … Questions Organizing a Presentation Slide Maxims On the Day of the Presentation Preparation … Conducting …
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  • Conducting effective meetings

    This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides a number of strategies to ensure that meetings reach stated objectives in an engaging and productive manner.
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  • Effective data transfer

    … Help files, or by searching the internet for a guide on the specific type of transfer you are attempting.  For … file into NVivo, you must make sure that: Each record is on a separate line There are no blank lines The first line …
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  • Three templates for effective communications planning

    … in their own ways, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether you think they’re useful, and what processes or … you have had about communicating evaluation findings on projects you’ve worked on. What level of effort or thought about communication do …
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  • A new tool in the toolbox: using mobile text for food security surveys in a conflict setting

    … conducted for the World Food Program (WFP) using mobile text to gather the data for the survey.  Conducted … the results demonstrate the viability of using mobile data collection but only when used with more … by text message. In addition to an identifier question on displacement, either the food consumption score (FCS) (ten …
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  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Assistance in Capacity Development

    This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides an outline of the process of using feedback to assess the effectiveness of capacity development.
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  • Fishbone diagram (cause and effect diagram)

    … making within the team. How have you used or intend on using this resource? Fishbone diagrams are quite helpful …
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  • Using feedback effectively in peacebuilding contexts

    … practices in humanitarian settings, especially focusing on lessons relevant to peacebuilding practitioners.  Excerpt …
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  • Week 30: Presenting data effectively

    … involved in a series of workshops by Stephanie Evergreen on presenting data effectively. I've walked away with a wealth of knowledge on how to choose the most appropriate chart, which tool will … . There are many ways to visualise data and depending on that data, some ways are more appropriate than others. For …
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  • Evaluating the effects of international advocacy networks

    … of the challenges that are present when evaluating the effects of the advocacy work of international change networks … " This essay is an adaptation of my most recent writing on the broader subject of “Complexity and International … evaluation of advocacy network results … Evaluating the effects of international advocacy networks …
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  • Principles for effective use of systems thinking in evaluation

    … inform the use of the principles in evaluation. Guidance on ‘Systems-in-evaluation’ and each of the four inter-related … and Dynamics, include: Operating principles Guidance on what not to do Discussion of the principle and its … used in an integrated way are included in the section on the ‘systems-in-evaluation principle’.  The document …
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  • Presenting data effectively: Communicating your findings for maximum impact

    … non-profit workers—anyone in a position to have to report on data to an outside audience. The book guides the reader … Graphics Type Color Arrangement A Short Last Word on Presenting Data Effectively   This book is available for …
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  • Understanding Variation in Treatment Effects in Education Impact Evaluations: An Overview of Quantitative Methods

    … , aims to create a summary of the research literature on quantitative methods for assessing the differences … interventions have on instructional practices and student learning that exist across students, educators, and … policy questions that pertain to variation in treatment effects across subgroups of study participants, as defined by …
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  • How to write effective policy briefs

    This slideshow from Communication Policy Research South (CPR South) outlines the process for creating a policy brief and includes a number of examples to demonstrate their use.
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  • Designing for Action: Principles of Effective Sustainability Measurement

    … from the World Economic Forum's  Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability provides detailed guidance for decision makers on measuring for effective sustainability. The report …
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  • Contribution analysis: An approach to exploring cause and effect

    … Organisations (AROs) Step 3: Gather existing evidence on the theory of change Step 4: Assemble and assess the …
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  • 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 2: Conducting effective meetings

    … Image credit: Meeting in the Office by antoniofurno, on Flickr … 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 2: Conducting …
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  • Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach

    … uses a Regression Discontinuity approach to analyse the effects of transfer programs on labor market outcomes and living arrangements. "Prior to … use this sharp discontinuity in policy to estimate the effects of social assistance on various labour market …
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  • Writing effective email: Top 10 email tips

    This is a clear and concise guide to writing email which includes a 'top ten tips' to effective email writing.
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  • Developing and implementing an effective evaluation maturity model

    … Network of the Australian Evaluation Society focuses on the use of evaluation maturity models, which provide a …
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  • Cost-effectiveness analysis, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    … additional resources including a link to a CDC course on economic evaluation and a registry of cost-effectiveness …
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