Retrospective pretest designs

The Power of Retrospective Pretests to Address Common Survey Research Challenges

James Pann interviews Melanie Hwalek, Ph.D., a program evaluation consultant, to discuss the retrospective pretest (RPT) design, focusing on its practical applications and the findings from her recent research detailed in the paper, “Designing a Questionnaire with Retrospective PrePost Items: Format Matters.” RPT is particularly useful for evaluating changes in participants’ perceptions or self-assessments following

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Empowerment Evaluation

Empowering Change: David Fetterman on Using Evaluation to Build a Better World

David Fetterman is a leading expert in empowerment evaluation, an approach that emphasizes collaboration, participation, and capacity building. He has written extensively on the topic, and his work has been used in a wide range of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. David focuses on helping people evaluate their programs and initiatives. Moreover,

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Tiffany Berry

From Lecture Halls to Real-World Calls: Tiffany Berry’s Evaluation Insights

Whether you’re an educator, a student, or simply someone passionate about youth development and educational programs, this podcast episode with Tiffany Berry, Ph.D., promises to give you insights into the complex world of evaluation. She is the Dean and a full research professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University,

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Mindfulness Meets Evaluation: Insights from Jim McDavid

Mindfulness Meets Evaluation: Insights from Jim McDavid

In this episode, I talk with Jim McDavid, Ph.D., about his experience with mindfulness and meditation practice, how it has influenced him, and how it affects how he views and practices evaluation. Our conversation also covers practical wisdom, Jim’s interest in the environment, and challenges associated with determining cause and effect in evaluation. Jim is

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Maximizing Survey Response Rate

Maximize Your Survey Response Rates: Expert Insights from Sheila Robinson

In this podcast episode, James Pann, Ph.D., interviews Sheila Robinson, Ed.D., about the topic of surveys and response rates. We focus on the significance of response rates in surveys and the steps that can be taken to maximize them. Sheila is a career educator and professional learning designer with experience in K-12 public education and

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David Victorson How Nature and Mindfulness Help Cancer Survivors podcast cover

Young Adult Cancer Survivors Increase Mindfulness and Connection During Nature Treks with David Victorson

James Pann, Ph.D., interviews David Victorson, Ph.D., of True North Treks, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young adults and caregivers affected by cancer to “find direction through connection” and mindfulness. As a child, David grew up surrounded by nature and its many restorative benefits. Therefore, when he went on to complete his

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