Program Evaluation

Purpose-Driven Data Visualization with Alberto Cairo

In this episode, I interview Alberto Cairo on Purpose-Driven Data Visualization. Alberto responds to the following questions during this interview: Why is data visualization something that we should care about? What is the process you follow when attempting to understand data visualization? What is the process you follow when creating [...]

Mechanisms of Mindfulness

Research has increased our understanding about how mindfulness based programs have their impact on people, or what is referred to as the mechanisms of mindfulness. Also, delaying school start times can provide adolescents, many of whom have significant sleep deficits, with much needed sleep resulting in many positive outcomes. In [...]

Mindfulness-Informed Program Evaluation

I recently led a skill-building workshop titled, Integrating Mindfulness into the Practice and Use of Evaluation at the American Evaluation Association national conference in Minneapolis. We went over various mindfulness-based practices and how to use them to inform our work. It was a lot of fun and thanks to those of [...]

Ridgeline Plots, Indistractable, Why We Sleep, & Quantum Computing

Below are articles and other resources I found interesting through my work as a program evaluator, professor, and psychologist. The digests I share mostly relate to evaluation, psychology, health, and education. I also usually include a quote, book, and an event that may interest you. RESEARCH/ EVALUATION Ridgeline Plot (Yan Holtz) [...]

2020-10-19T19:53:03-04:00By |Digest|1 Comment

Depression & Exercise, Cohen’s U3, Impact of Vaping, & Super Thinking

Below are articles and other resources I came across through my work as a program evaluator, professor, and psychologist. The digests I share mostly relate to evaluation, psychology, health, and education, and include a quote or two. MENTAL HEALTH Exercise as a Treatment for Depression (Rhonda Patrick) "...the feel-good effects of [...]

2020-10-23T10:08:18-04:00By |Digest|3 Comments

AEA Conference, Logic Models and a Helpful App

The American Evaluation Association national conference in Washington D.C. was a great time to catch up with other evaluators, find out what is going on in our and related fields, and reflect on my research and evaluation work. Don’t worry, I wasn't involved in any incidents requiring an emergency [...]

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