Conference Sessions

The following is a schedule of EERS conference presentations and activities, in its most current form, with sessions added as they are confirmed and scheduled. This page is designed to allow attendees to follow the program on a mobile device.

Note that presentations listed for the same time in the same location are grouped as a concurrent session. They will be presented in the order listed during their scheduled time slot.

May 5, 2019

Designing Quality Survey Questions
300pm  -  600pm
Designing Quality Survey Questions
TBD

Designing Quality Survey Questions

Two decades ago, Floyd Fowler, a preeminent survey researcher declared, “…The design and evaluation of survey questions is the most fertile current methodological area for improving survey research. Poor question design is pervasive, and improving questions design is one of the easiest, most cost-effective steps that can be taken to improve the quality of survey […]

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Practical Power Analysis
300pm  -  600pm
Practical Power Analysis
TBD

Practical Power Analysis

Power Analysis is increasingly required by funding agencies in evaluation proposals. The reason for this is important: under powered studies are at risk of producing inconclusive results and ceding publication attention to possibly unreliable findings. However, power analysis is typically not a major topic area in many graduate programs, which leads to a disconnect between […]

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May 6, 2019

Opening Breakfast Plenary – Question your Assumptions: A Key Step for Conducting Evaluations in a Dynamic Environment
900am  -  1000am
Opening Breakfast Plenary – Question your Assumptions: A Key Step for Conducting Evaluations in a Dynamic Environment
Salon A&B

Opening Breakfast Plenary – Question your Assumptions: A Key Step for Conducting Evaluations in a Dynamic Environment

Longtime EERS supporter Rakesh Mohan is featured in this official welcome and formal kick-off of the EERS annual conference. Rakesh will use stories and examples from personal experience to illustrate how he continues to adapt to his dynamic evaluation environment by questioning his assumptions about people, places, and politics.

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Lunch Keynote – Unfolding to Our Full Height: Adapting to Evaluation in 2019 and Beyond
1200pm  -  130pm
Lunch Keynote – Unfolding to Our Full Height: Adapting to Evaluation in 2019 and Beyond
Salon C

Lunch Keynote – Unfolding to Our Full Height: Adapting to Evaluation in 2019 and Beyond

Join current AEA president Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas for a conversation sharing her perspective on how evaluators might adapt to a changing world.  Includes a catered sit-down lunch. The role of evaluators has been changing significantly in the last 20 years bringing evaluation out of the back room to board room. As we shed our cloak of […]

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May 7, 2019

Featured Speaker Breakfast – Evidence Matters in a Democracy: The Journey to Evidence-Informed Policy
730am  -  845am
Featured Speaker Breakfast – Evidence Matters in a Democracy: The Journey to Evidence-Informed Policy
Salon C

Featured Speaker Breakfast – Evidence Matters in a Democracy: The Journey to Evidence-Informed Policy

Join conference attendees for a breakfast buffet and presentation by Vivian Tseng. This presentation will consider why evidence matters to our democracy, as well as how to go about our evidence building and evidence use work in more democratic ways. Dr. Tseng will consider where we are in our country’s journey to connect research with […]

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