3 Questions for Calibrating the Sample Size for Your Impact Study

By Kristin Bass, Ph.D. When it comes to sample sizes, how big is big enough? Here’s a quick introduction to planning out the optimal sample size to study the effects of your program. The number of participants you need in your sample depends first and foremost on the size of the effect you anticipate. The […]

Assessing for and with Digital Badging Programs

By Jennifer Borland Reposted from yourevalpal Over the course of the past three years, I’ve had an opportunity to study and evaluate digital learning programs offered by the Smithsonian, and the Smithsonian Center for Digital Learning and Access – including a series of online conferences and a digital badging program called “Smithsonian Quests.” In preparation […]

The Dino Does It! Advantages of Creative Survey Incentives

By Jennifer Borland Reposted from yourevalpal There is a certain art to figuring out the right incentive to drive participation for any kind of evaluation activity. Do you offer something small to everyone who participates, or a chance to win one or a small number of more valuable incentives? Offer too much and you might […]