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Tip Sheet: 3 Steps for Developing Key Evaluation Questions

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Planning Surveys

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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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Podcast: Strategies for Supporting Refugee Families Enrolled in TANF and RCA

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (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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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #3: MPI Data Hub

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: June 5, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): 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. Looking for more data on humanitarian immigrant populations? Check out the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Data Hub’s Humanitarian Protection Statistics, where you can find interactive maps and databases. The map pictured …

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Blog Post: Interactive Data Sources for Refugee Service Providers #2: IOM Migration Data Portal

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 22, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): 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. Going beyond the data on refugee migration flows we spotlighted last time, you may be interested in more specific data related to global migration patterns, themes and topics. The International Organization …

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Tool or Template: Sample Informed Consent Form

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Collection, Evaluation and Research
Meaningful informed consent entails more than a participant’s signature on a consent form. The steps that we take for obtaining consent are crucial to safeguarding participants’ dignity, autonomy and well-being, especially when collecting data from vulnerable populations. META’s introductory tip sheet walks through five questions to ask yourself when developing plans and procedures for obtaining …

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Tool or Template: Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator

Author(s): Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)
Date: May 11, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Evaluation and Research
To be successful, evaluation and research projects must be adequately resourced. Without sufficient funding to answer research or evaluation questions at a high level of quality, the project may not yield useful results. The Research/Evaluation Time & Effort Calculator can help estimate the number and time and effort percentage of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff required for …

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