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Thursday, April 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Mixed Method Evaluations for the Real World FILLING
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Documenting program impact is critical but can also be challenging. In this session, presenters will explore the effective use of mixed methods in evaluating program success. The first presenter will discuss the RE-AIM framework (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance), describing its application to a multi-method evaluation of Chicago’s Space to Grow, and discussing results from three low-income, urban elementary schools’ post-schoolyard transformations. During the second presentation, participants will learn how mixed methods techniques and results can be used by environmental education organizations and K-12 schools to garner funding and to improve the match between program goals and outcomes related to environmental stewardship, civic engagement, and academic motivation. Survey data and interviews of diverse campers from the 1940's to 2010's will be used to illustrate interpretation of data and unexpected findings.

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Carolyn Bates

Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Chicago
Carolyn Bates is a doctoral student at Loyola University Chicago specializing in child clinical psychology. Her research interests include environmental factors that influence health behaviors in children, particularly in relation to obesity. As a member of Dr. Amy Bohnert's Activity... Read More →
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Amy Bohnert

Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Amy Bohnert is a leading scholar on how various out-of-school contexts serve a protective role in psychological and health-related outcomes, including obesity and obesogenic behaviors. Collectively, her work suggests that out-of-school contexts are essential targets of obesity-prevention... Read More →
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Amy Frame

Graduate Researcher, UCLA
I love nature, coffee, and research, in that order. I'm a long-time K-12 urban public school teacher and administrator. I've helped thousands of kids get into California's mountains, deserts, and oceans. My vision is that school accountability and finance systems make it easy for... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)