Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META)

 

E-Learning Course

Data Analysis and Action Planning

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

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Data Visualization Examples Template

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

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Tip Sheet

5 Steps for Planning Surveys

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

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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 […]

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 completing this module. This module is also available in Arabic, courtesy of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]