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Blog Post: 7 Tips for Supporting Staff Through a Database Transition

Author(s): META
Date: September 10, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Data Quality, Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Transitioning to a new database can be a challenging process! While we know that every organization has staff with differing capacities and system roles, here are some general practices to …

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E-learning: Data Analysis and Action Planning

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
This module was produced by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project. To facilitate ongoing learning and project improvement, data analysis and action planning should be part of regular team meetings. This module is the fifth in a series of introductory e-learning modules on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). However, there are no prerequisites for …

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Tool or Template: Data Visualization Examples Template

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Good data visualization not only helps donors and stakeholders outside your project understand your results, it helps project staff interpret and analyze data to make better project decisions. This document provides some simple examples of charts and graphs that communicate three common messages: how something changes over time, how one thing compares to another, and …

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Archived Webinar: Data Visualization in Excel Made Easy

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This beginners-level webinar is intended for staff in all roles who don’t work with data every day but who want to learn basic steps to get started using the tools you already have. See below for an Excel file that includes all of the examples shown in this webinar and along with tips for making …

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Tip Sheet: 3 Steps for Developing Key Evaluation Questions

Author(s): META
Date: July 6, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Evaluation questions, also called key evaluation questions or KEQs, are the high-level questions an evaluation project is designed to answer. KEQs are not the individual questions you ask during data collection, such as those used in a survey questionnaire, interview or focus group discussion. Instead, KEQs define what the project team seeks to learn and …

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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation After-Action Review Meeting Template

Author(s): META
Date: July 2, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Evaluation and Research
A research/evaluation after-action learning review is a process of reflection (via meeting, workshop, or other form of consultation) at the end of a research and evaluation project. It differs from workshops or other events used to discuss and disseminate findings in that its goal is to reflect not on the program or policy studied, but …

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Archived Webinar: How to Design and Measure a Successful Career Advancement Program

Author(s): Higher, META
Date: June 27, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Project Design and M&E Planning
This webinar was offered in collaboration with Higher Advantage (LIRS) and included a guest speaker from USCRI of North Carolina. After viewing this webinar recording, you will be able to: Name the key outcomes and activities of a successful career advancement program Understand methods and tools to measure program components and use program data to …

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Podcast: Strategies for Supporting Refugee Families Enrolled in TANF and RCA

Author(s): META
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Employment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Using Data and Evidence
How are states and local systems serving refugees through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)? What innovative strategies are being used to coordinate services and help refugees obtain employment? Listen to this interview with Sam Elkin, a researcher for a new OPRE study exploring these questions and more! Want to …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Planning Surveys

Author(s): META
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
A survey is a data collection method that allows you to systematically gather information from a defined population. This tip sheet walks through five steps to take when planning surveys and provides additional resources that can help you in the process.

Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Planning Focus Group Discussions

Author(s): META
Date: June 26, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
A focus group discussion (FGD) is a data collection method that involves a structured interview with a small group of 6-12 people. A moderator asks respondents both standardized and follow-up questions to collect information about their experiences, feelings, and preferences. This tip sheet walks through five steps to take when planning FGDs and provides additional …

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