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In-depth eStudy courses offer a deep dive into top-of-mind evaluation themes and topics. Open to both members and nonmembers alike, eStudies provide a diverse learning experience where collaboration is encouraged.

Key things to know before registering:

        • eStudy courses are recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants
        • Your registration for an eStudy course covers all sessions for that course
        • There will be a short homework assignment, requiring an hour or less of your time, between sessions
        • Registration will close five business days in advance of the first session meeting
        • The webinar operates through GoToWebinar. Check your computer's requirements here.

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Evaluator: Seeing our work, our participants and each other through a new lens: eStudy 104

Presenters:  Dr. Martha Brown, President, RJAE Consulting

Dates: April 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); April 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT);

This eStudy will provide evaluators with an understanding of the causes and effects of individual and intergenerational trauma and will teach evaluators how to integrate the principles of trauma-informed care into their practice. Why should evaluators know about and care about trauma? Because it impacts every aspect of our society: it impacts how we do our work and it impacts how well we connect with each other and the communities in which we work.

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Social Network Analysis for Beginners: eStudy 105

Presenters:  Kimberly Fredericks, Ph.D Dean, The School of Management; The Sage College

Dates: April 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT); April 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT); May 5, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (EDT)

This eStudy course seeks to provide an introduction to social network analysis theories, concepts, and applications within the context of evaluation. Participants will be come to a basic understanding of network concepts, methods, and the software that provides for analysis of network properties. Participants will be exposed to real world examples and discussion to facilitate a better understanding of network structure, function and data collection.

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Introduction to Independent Consulting: eStudy 106

Presenters:  Matt Feldmann, Ph.D., Principal Resercher and Owner, Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.

Dates: May 4, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); May 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); May 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); May 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT)

This eStudy will reveal the simple but essential design and start-up skills needed for successfully starting your independent consulting business. In addition to providing rich information on a variety of topics including marketing, financial planning, and business structures, the eStudy will include valuable samples, worksheets, and insider tips.

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Introduction to R: eStudy 107

Presenters:  David Keyes, Founder, R for the Rest of Us

Dates: June 4, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); June 11, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); June 18, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT); June 25, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (EDT)

R is powerful software for data analysis and visualization that has come to be used widely in many fields. However, its use in evaluation remains relatively limited. This eStudy is designed to help evaluators appreciate the power of R and master the basics of using it.

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