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This page contains tips, tricks, and resources for evaluators, especially related to changing work practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks

  • NVivo (owned by QSR) offer free webinars on qualitative and quantitative research and analysis as well as one on COVID-19 and Virtual Fieldwork - thanks to Jennifer M for sharing
  • impact2020 is offering free daily webinars for the Australian for-purpose sector, covering a range of social impact topic areas with the Centre for Social Impact's innovative researchers, educators and thought leaders - thanks to Jennifer M for sharing
  • The latest AEA newsletter provided some tips to looking and sounding your best online. AEA's daily blog, AEA365, is rolling out a series of Saturday posts offering reflection and information for evaluation practice during this global pandemic.

The follwing is provided with the kind assistance of the Queensland Regional Network of the AES and dedicated to information, methods and mindsets to help you continue evaluating in times of social distancing. Starting with these suggested resources from the AES Queensland Regional Committee: 

  • This thought piece (with great illustrations) on the importance of developing an evaluation mindset in times of crisis (from Robert);
  • Abt Associates have published a whitepaper on the what public policy researchers must do to maintain quality, rigor, and scientific integrity for their work during a pandemic (from Natalie).

AES member Kym from Wellington, NZ has also shared the link to an article by Michael Patton on Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Global Health Pandemic Emergency.