EVALUATION 2006 EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR INFORMATION

The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2006. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. Evaluation 2006 will offer unique opportunities to share your products and services with professional evaluators from the U.S. and around the world.

 

 EXHIBIT SPACE FOR EVALUATION 2006 IS NOW FULL!!!

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EVALUATION 2006 EXHIBITORS

Abundantia Consulting: is a dynamic consulting team that assists domestic and international governmental and non-governmental organizations - public health, social services, education, and development - to improve systems and demonstrate results. To provide our unique services we use the Logic Map™ a real time analysis and data collection system that incorporates a user-friendly approach involving stakeholders as co-developers of the process. For a preview of our services and logic maps developed for past clients, please visit our website at http://www.abundantia.net/  
 

Alliance for Justice: is a national association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations. Since its inception in 1979, the Alliance has worked to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates. http://www.afj.org/

Cayen Systems: Focusing on data collection for operations, reporting and evaluation since 1998, Cayen Systems is one of the nation’s leading developers of participant tracking database systems. Program staff record information about the services provided to individuals in our systems. Evaluators then enjoy the ease in which they are able to generate useful reports as well as ‘pull’ raw data for formative and summative evaluation efforts. Cayen Systems focuses on data collection and reporting for after school programs, supplemental education services tutoring, GEAR UP pre-college programs as well as for agencies working in the social service sector. Learn more at http://www.cayen.net/

Gravic Inc - Remark Products Group: Do you need to collect data from surveys, evaluations, tests or other paper and online forms? The Remark product family, from Gravic, Inc., is the unique, affordable software solution for collecting data from paper-based or web-based forms. Remark Office OMR® works with image scanners to collect data from user-created forms. Remark Classic OMR® works with traditional OMR readers to collect data from pre-printed scannable forms. Remark Web Survey® makes it very easy for users to create web surveys, tests and other online forms, post them to the Internet or an intranet and collect the data. For more information visit our site http://www.gravic.com/


Guilford Publications:
one of the premiere independent publishers in psychology and education, has expanded into the fields of research methods (both quantitative & qualitative) and evaluation led by long-time AEA attendee and member, C. Deborah Laughton.  Come see our “hot off the press” books, Dyadic Data Analysis by Kenny, Kashy & Cook and Program Evaluation, 3rd Edition by Owen; recent publications by Bruce Thompson – Foundations of Behavioral Statistics and Tim Brown - Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research; and, sneak an early peak at the new Missing Data page proofs by Patrick and Katherine McKnight, Souraya Sidani and Aurelio Figueredo.  Guilford is an AEA publishing partner and offers special discounts to members. http://www.guilford.com/

 

Innovation Network Inc ("InnoNet"): is a nonprofit organization working to share the power of evaluation. We see evaluation as an opportunity for organizations to identify ways to make a measurable difference in the communities they serve. In essence, we help our clients look inward in an effort to achieve a greater outward impact.  We’re guided by the conviction that ongoing learning is critical for the creation of effective and lasting social change.  Since our founding as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1992, our consulting and training services have benefited hundreds of clients and our online tools have reached thousands more.
http://www.innonet.org/

Jossey-Bass, an Imprint of Wiley: Come see Jossey-Bass/Wiley's new titles and journals in evaluation, education, health, statistics, nonprofit, sociology, social services, community psychology, and other fields. New titles include the The ABCs of Evaluation 2e., Creating More Effective Graphs, and Statistical Methods for Forecasting. Special discounts for AEA members. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Luther Consulting LLC: Provides comprehensive evaluation support services for researchers and evaluators. These services include online surveys, digital scanning, web-based data collection and reporting applications, as well as other traditional evaluation services. Our web-based application, EvaluationWeb, allows multi-site users and administrators to collect and report on almost any type of data. This user-friendly system allows for photo upload, document upload, online customized reports, ad hoc reports, and geographical report mapping. Overall, our unique experience with both evaluation and technology allows you to receive the technology you need, from a company that understands research and evaluation. http://www.lutherconsulting.com/

Lyceum Books Inc: since its founding in 1988, has earned a reputation for excellent in the field of social service education. We are an independent publishing house with the editorial freedom to select books for the quality of their ideas, research, writing, and their usefulness to students and practitioners. http://www.lyceumbooks.com/

National Science Foundation: is an independent United States federal agency created by Congress in 1950 that supports science and engineering (S&E) research, education and evaluation. With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, the NSF provides grants and contracts to over 9,000 individuals, academic institutions, as well as for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote the progress of science; advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure national defense. For more information visit http://www.nsf.gov/ or call the NSF information center: 703-292-5111.

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL): Improves educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research and development assistance in delivering equitable, high-quality educational programs. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor. NWREL's primary service area is the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. http://www.nwrel.org/

ORC Macro: has provided research, management consulting, technology and social marketing services to governments and businesses for 40 years.  We work in health, education, international development, housing, training, and more.  ORC Macro specializes in health-related surveys, evaluation, program development and public education, providing innovative technology-based solutions.  Our health-related surveys are used by governments worldwide to form policies and create programs.  We work hard to understand our clients’ needs, respond to their requirements, and provide them with useful data and analysis, sound recommendations and pragmatic program outcomes.  For more information, go to http://www.orcmacro.com/

Provalis Research: is a software company specializing in the development and distribution of qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative qualitative data analysis software; Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software; and WordStat, a powerful add-on module for quantitative content analysis and text mining. One of the most distinctive features of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to integrate numerical and textual data into a single project file and to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as to easily explore relationships between numerical and textual data. Provalis's suite of tools is thus well-suited for mixed method evaluations. For more information, visit  http://www.provalisresearch.com/

ResearchTalk Inc: is a qualitative research consulting company. We provide 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 specialists in the use of qualitative software and feature multiple packages at our booth. Visit our website at http://www.researchtalk.com/.

SAGE Publications: is an independent international publisher in the social sciences, technology and  medicine. Providing journals, books, and electronic media of the highest caliber. Researchers, students, and professionals have relied on our innovative resources for over 40 years. Please stop by our booth or visit us at
http://www.sagepub.com/.

Snap Survey Software: is a powerful, intuitive Windows-based program for questionnaire design, publishing, data collection and analysis.  Snap supports all survey modes (Web, E-mail, Paper, Kiosk, Phone, PDA, Scanning, Tablet PC). Snap has robust analysis capability (Tables, Charts, Reports, Descriptive & Multivariate Statistics) and is very extensible – MS Access or SQL database connectivity and seamless integration with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and SPSS. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.snapsurveys.com/.

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University: has a 40-year history of providing national and international leadership for advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation.  Unlike most evaluation units in academic settings, the Center is not affiliated with a single academic department or college.  This reflects the transdisciplinary nature of evaluation and enables Center personnel to work effectively in an array of subject areas. The Evaluation Center houses WMU's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, which features practice-linked learning; more than 30 faculty members from 13 academic departments and The Evaluation Center; and a fully tailored, challenging curriculum. Please visit our website for more information. http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/evalcafe/

WestEd: is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. Through resources, services, programs, and projects, our more than 450 staff members address many issues in human development, from birth to senior care, and in education, from preservice into the world of work. In addition, WestEd focuses on disseminating relevant, research-based knowledge targeted to the needs of key audiences.  Find out more information at  http://www.wested.org

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EVALUATION 2006 UNIVERSITY EXHIBITORS

AEA/Duquesne Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program:
Recruits graduate students
of color who already have the basic research capacities and substantive knowledge about their area of concentration to extend their capacities to evaluation. Stimulates evaluation thinking concerning communities and persons of color by providing professional development training opportunities for social science, public health, and other research graduate students, and deepens the evaluation profession's capacity to work in racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse settings.
http://www.education.duq.edu/mastersCertification/diversity_inter_program.htm
 

Claremont Graduate University: In Southern California is one of the leading providers of education and training in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. CGU offers MA, PhD, and Certificate Programs that stress rigorous training and a high level of competence. CGU also houses research institutes that perform evaluations for private and public clientele, utilizing world-renowned faculty and an extensive network of evaluation alumni. http://www.cgu.edu/pages/154.asp
 

Florida State University, College of Education: The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers doctoral and masters degree programs in Educational Policy and Evaluation. These programs focus on the preparation and continuing development of educational leaders who can act effectively and ethically and are committed to the study and implementation of educational policy at every level. The Program in Educational Policy and Evaluation prepares individuals for policy-related careers that involve designing, developing, implementing, analyzing and evaluating federal, state and local educational policies, as well as preparing students to teach at the university level.  It incorporates a core of policy and evaluation courses with courses in the humanities, social sciences, and basic research methods. More information about our programs can be found at http://www.fsu.edu/~elps/


Oregon State University, College of Education: Located within one of the outstanding universities in the Northwest, OSU’s College of Education prepares, inspires, and supports teachers, counselors, educational leaders, researchers, and volunteers to promote lifelong learning in schools, colleges, universities, communities, and workplaces.  Embracing an innovative spirit in teaching, research, service, and knowledge dissemination, we are committed to diversity and social justice in a global society. The College, offering undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Ed.D), is organized into three departments; Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership, Teacher and Counselor Education, and 4-H Youth Development Education. For more information, go to: http://www.oregonstate.edu/education
 

University of California, Santa Barbara: The Center for School-Based Youth Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara is a community of researchers devoted to developing a better understanding of the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives. The Center’s mission is to engage in research that better informs educators and community leaders how to promote all children’s social and academic competence. The Center provides post-doctoral training experiences and services including grant preparation, project evaluation, community networking, conference presentations, and manuscript preparation. http://www.education.ucsb.edu/netshare/c4sbyd/Index.html

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:
Housed within one of the nation’s premier departments of educational psychology, the evaluation program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign awards both masters and doctoral degrees. An internationally renowned faculty (Lizanne DeStefano, Jennifer Greene, Katherine Ryan, Tom Schwandt, Bob Stake) offer coursework and practical evaluation experience across a diversity of evaluation perspectives, methodologies, and contexts. Perspectives include responsive, utilization-oriented, and democratic evaluation approaches. Multiple methodological traditions are featured in the program, as are multiple contexts of education and general social welfare. Graduates are well prepared for academic positions and for evaluation-research positions in government, foundations, and the non-profit sector alike. http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/edpsy/divisions/queries/index.html

University of North Carolina/
Evaluation, Assessment and Policy Connections (EvAP): Specializes in training evaluators and conducting program evaluations. In all of our work, we are committed to sharing evaluation expertise, instruments, and processes while serving as an evaluation training center for our students and the broader education and service communities. Together, EvAP’s team of 12 evaluators and support staff delivers technically sound strategies that are innovative and reflective of the client’s evaluation goals and objectives. http://www.unc.edu/depts/ed/evap/index.html

Washington State University: The graduate programs in educational psychology at Washington State University provide students with multiple opportunities to learn and practice program evaluation. Students take a variety of quantitative, qualitative, measurement, research design, and evaluation courses. Students earn practicum credits working in the Assessment and Evaluation Center. Led by experienced faculty, students obtain hands-on experience on funded evaluation projects. Graduate assistantships through the Center are also available. Goals for graduate students are to obtain evaluation knowledge, understanding, and practical experience. Students are expected to develop a line of scholarship that includes presentations at professional meetings and publication in peer reviewed journals. http://aec.educ.wsu.edu/

 

 

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