Evaluation 2004 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association


AEA welcomes exhibitors and sponsors for Evaluation 2004. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. If you would like to learn more about exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising opportunities at Evaluation 2004, click here to download a pdf of the Exhibitors' Prospectus and/or contact Heidi Nye, AEA's exhibits coordinator, in the AEA office at Heidi@eval.org or 508-748-3326.


Confirmed Exhibitors for Evaluation 2004


CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: Claremont Graduate University has been providing high quality graduate education in evaluation for over two decades, specializing in evaluation at the masters and doctoral level. We have a very strong record of placing our graduates in important and rewarding evaluation positions worldwide. We also offer a Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation, and have a yearly series of sold-out workshops in Evaluation and Applied Methods for working professionals looking for the most up-to-date training. http://www.cgu.edu/sbos/


CONCEPT SYSTEMS INC: CSI offers training and licenses to its method and proprietary software, The Concept System®, a unique statistical tool for organizing qualitative data. The company also performs consulting and facilitation services in the areas of organizational planning design, development and evaluation, strategic stakeholder-based issues assessment and decision-making, training needs assessment, and curriculum development and evaluation. CSI’s unique consulting approach engages communities of knowledge, need or interest through the company’s CS Global software, to create common awareness, agreement and commitment to action. http://www.conceptsystems.com/


The Evaluation Center-Western Michigan University: The Evaluation Center is a university-level research/contracting unit whose mission is to provide national and international leadership for advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. In collaboration with WMU's Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Engineering & Applied Sciences, and Health & Human Services, we offer an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation. http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr


GUILFORD PUBLICATIONS: Guilford Publications, one of the premier publishers in psychology and education, is expanding into the fields of research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and evaluation. This program will be headed by long-time AEA attendee and member, C Deborah Laughton. Come by our booth to get a first look at Fetterman and Wandersman's new book, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice, as well as our other new offerings in statistics, psychology and education. We're building this evaluation and methods program for you, so drop by the booth and tell us what topics and types of publications you need. http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=periodicals/index.html&c 


HOWARD UNIVERSITY: Howard University Evaluation Training Institute (HU/ETI)offers professional development to expand the number and capacity of mathematics and science project evaluators who can plan and implement evaluations that are technically sound, contextually relevant, and have increased utility. The program consists of a nine-day summer training at Howard University in Washington, DC and a two-day follow-up session in the fall. HU/ETI is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information, contact: Brooke McKie at bkwilson@howard.edu or visit our website: http://www.howard.edu/schooleducation/eti 


JOSSEY-BASS/A WILEY IMPRINT: Come see Jossey-Bass/Wiley's new titles and journals in Evaluation and Research Methods for scholars, consultants and practitioners in education, health, statistics, nonprofit, sociology, social services, community psychology, and other fields. New titles include Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (2nd edition), Foundations and Evaluation: Contexts and Practices for Effective Philanthropy, and Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey Questionnaires. For nearly thirty-five years Jossey-Bass has provided thoughtful professionals, executives, and the public with useful, leading-edge resources, books and periodicals based on research and proven practice. Wiley is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. Come visit our booth and receive a special AEA discount or visit us online at http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/. Please send Evaluation & Research Methods book proposals to senior editor Andy Pasternack at: apastern@josseybass.com or 989 Market St., S.F., CA 94103.


National Science Foundation: The NSF, a U.S. federal agency, funds science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education. Each year over 9,000 individuals, academic institutions, and for-profit and non-profit organizations receive grants or contracts. NSF's long-running Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) support students pursuing advanced STEM degrees. The newer Evaluative Research and Evaluation Capacity Building (EREC) /Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) grant programs support evaluators and other researchers. NSF's Custom News Service (CNS) sends regular updates about new program opportunities. Subscribe to CNS or find out how to work for/apply to NSF's programs at: http://www.nsf.gov or call the NSF Information Center: 703-292-5111.


ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH & THE EVALUATION FORUM: Organization Research & the Evaluation Forum helps organizations build outcome-based planning and evaluation capacity.  We also offer publications to facilitate the evaluation process.  We provide workshops and private coaching to assist agencies and foundations as they navigate the "Evaluation Trail".  The Washington State Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee has just adopted our publication, Outcomes For Success 2000! for use by its granted.  Recently, we created a custom manual for the UN.  The manual was used to train 2,500 staff members on designing and carrying out data collection for results based budgeting.  Stop by our table for a special AEA discount on all of our publications.  Check out our website: http://www.evaluationforum.com .  


PRINCIPIA PRODUCTS: AEA SPONSOR  Data Collection software from Principia Products: Do you collect data from paper evaluation forms, online surveys and other research instruments? Software from Principia Products can save you time, reduce keying errors and produce useful analysis, graph and reports. Visit our table where we will be scanning the official AEA conference evaluations with Remark Office. This software uses an image scanner to collect check bow responses, bar codes and comment images from your forms. You can also see a demonstration of Remark Web Surveys which makes it very easy to create great looking on-line surveys, post them to the internet and collect the data. http://www.principiaproducts.com/


RESEARCH TALK INC: ResearchTalk Inc provides consultation, seminars and work sessions on all phases of qualitative analysis. Our Qualitative Scholars Program and Qualitative Research Summer Intensive provide opportunity for you to work directly with leading authors in the field of qualitative method. We are also specialist in the use of qualitative software and feature multiple packages at the booth. http://www.researchtalk.com/


SAGE PUBLICATIONS: AEA SPONSOR SAGE Publications-an independent international publisher in the social sciences, technology and medicine-provides journals, books, and electronic media of the highest caliber. Researchers, students, and professionals have relied on our innovative resources for over 35 years. Please stop by our booth or visit us at http://www.sagepub.com.


Springer Science & Business Media: Springer Science & Business Media (formerly known as Kluwer Academic Publishers): Springer provides the highest quality information products and services to academic and corporate researchers in humanities & social sciences, environmental & plant sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences and engineering & computer sciences. Springer is publisher of The International Handbooks of Education. These publications have earned the esteem of scientists and professionals the world over. Part of this series is The International Handbook of Educational Evaluation, edited by Thomas Kellaghan and Daniel Stufflebeam. Springer is working on a new book series initiative which will be a follow up to the Evaluation in Education and Human Services series (edited by Daniel Stufflebeam and George Madaus). The series - provisionally entitled "Evaluation in Society: Traditions, Practices, and Possibilities" will be edited by Thomas Schwandt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Tineke Abma (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands) and Peter Dahler-Larsen (Southern Denmark University, Denmark). http://www.springer-sbm.com/


SPSS INC: SPSS Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSS) is a global provider of predictive analytics technology and services. The company's predictive analytics technology connects data to effective action by drawing reliable conclusions about current conditions and future events. More than 250,000 commercial, academic, and public sector customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs, improve processes, and detect and prevent fraud. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information, please visit http://www.spss.com.


WESTED: Throughout almost every education and social service program, the question arises: How are things going? Sometimes it is asked by those running the program, sometimes by the people who are funding it. The search for answers often leads to WestEd's Evaluation Research Program. We perform dozens of analyses each year, including evaluation studies, program design and policy formation and professional development and training. We offer useable findings, high-quality standards and mixed methods and sources. Our staff, many of them veteran evaluators, have a wide variety of expertise including: elementary and secondary education, curriculum and instruction, higher education, organizational change, school reform, community development, social service and research methodology. http://www.wested.org/