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Resources - SCOTT G. CHAPLOWE. This webpage is devoted to various resources I have found useful and recommend for M&E practice, learning, capacity building and development.

Resources - SCOTT G. CHAPLOWE

For the most part, I have limited my recommendations to those resources that can be accessed freely online, and will try to keep hyperlinked addresses up-to-date. However, internet addresses often change, and if a hyperlinked resource does not work, let me know; in the meantime, an online search using the resource title should lead you to it. Please contact me if you come across an oversight or have additional resources you would like to bring to my attention. Some Recommended Publications for M&E Go to Top There is no shortage of publications for M&E practice and learning available from various online outlets, many of which I highlight in the categories below. Monitoring and Evaluation Planning: Guidelines and Tools (2008). Watch my 20 minute AEA webinar on M&E Planning based on the above publication.

Collaborative Websites for M&E 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Evaluation Metrics. Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse. Searchable Database. Pnado820. Evaluation Tools and Instruments. Most evaluations require the use of a data collection tool—a survey or other data collection instrument.

Evaluation Tools and Instruments

Evaluators either need to adopt or adapt tools “off the shelf” or create new ones. Either method can pose challenges: Tools that have been developed for one evaluation may not prove suitable for another, at least not without careful modification. At the same time, creating new tools requires expertise in measurement and instrument design. How do you know if an off-the-shelf instrument is appropriate for your needs? Good question! What is the instrument measuring?

We’ve gathered a collection of tools and instruments that can be used for evaluating outcomes of informal STEM education projects or that can serve as starting points for modification. Research and Evaluation Instruments on InformalScience.org: This section of InformalScience.org allows users to search a collection of evaluation reports, articles, and other resources that include evaluation instruments and tools.

 the web's best resource for quality rubrics. Plain Language Medical Dictionary. Tests Document Readability. Section 14. SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. FormSwift: SWOT Guide. A Brief History of SWOT SWOT Analysis was the product of a decade of research at the Stanford Research Institute between 1960-1970.

FormSwift: SWOT Guide

By the late-1950s, many American Corporations had grown frustrated that their significant financial investments in strategic business planning had failed to produce acceptable results. So, in 1960 a number of these corporations initiated a project at Stanford to develop a better method for strategic planning. The result was SWOT. Conducting a SWOT Analysis When to Conduct a SWOT Analysis When should you conduct a SWOT analysis? There are countless situations in which a SWOT analysis will prove beneficial. Another important thing to remember is that the purpose of a SWOT analysis is to assess your organization’s current position.

ResearchTalk. What is the Art of Hosting? « Art of Hosting. The Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.

What is the Art of Hosting? « Art of Hosting

Based on the assumption that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life – the Art of Hosting blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them. Groups and organizations using the Art of Hosting as a working practice report better decision-making, more efficient and effective capacity building and greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change.

People who experience the Art of Hosting typically say that they walk away feeling more empowered and able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of move towards more effective and desirable outcomes. Using all the ingredients of good conversation So why is conversation so powerful? Participatory methodology. Measuring Success Toolkit. Needsassessment.org. A new evaluation resource for community organizations and funders. Edit Central. Contents Introduction: On Writing Style and Diction Tools Sponsored Links Reference Books Technical Notes Privacy Policy Contact Introduction: On Writing If you want to become a better writer, you need to do the following, in order of priority: (1) write a lot, and (2) seek ideas and inspiration, and (3) get the technical details right.

Edit Central

This web site is mostly about the third and least important of these points. It should not be a surprise that to improve your writing you should write a lot. If you want to improve your piano playing, do you really think that you should spend a lot of time looking at piano catalogs? Inspiration does have a role to play, particularly if it can get you to write more. Lastly, there are the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Style & Diction This is an interactive section for checking a sample of writing. Click the "Submit" button to look for possible problems in the text.