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Great Online Resource: NCJRS

Great Online Resource: NCJRS

The NCJRS Library is the database for the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, which provides a large quantity of resources related to crime and the courts. It is a great place to find a variety of information for evaluation. NCJRS can be used for evaluation in a

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Great Online Resource: ICPSR

Great Online Resource: ICPSR

The ICPSR website is a great place to source a variety of information, reports, and tools for finding data to use for evaluation. ICPSR is the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. It’s a global leader in data stewardship, providing a wealth of data resources and

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Don’t Be Confused, Be Informed!

Don't Be Confused, Be Informed!

I often hear nonprofit and government employees become frustrated with the “language” of evaluation.  On occasion, I’ve even seen a promising evaluation effort go off the rails because the terminology was confusing. What’s an input? …An output? …An outcome?   If you’ve been seeking definitions that can

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What Surprising Number Will Change Your Business?

This blog from the experts at Harvard Business makes a compelling point: Are the numbers you use to describe your organization or business prompting others to action?  Also included: tips on how to look at the numbers you have and reveal new information. Highly recommended! Read the

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