There are some great evaluation resources out there to help you get started. 

Below are just a few websites (in no particular order) you might want to visit; hopefully they will inspire you, impress you and energize you - welcome to the world of evaluation!

American Evaluation Association Blog: A Tip-a-Day for and by Evaluators

Free for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods

Better Evaluation: Sharing Information to Improve Evaluation

The Measured Nonprofit: Improving lives through evidence-based decision making

Fresh Spectrum: Filling the research and evaluation world with cartoons (yes, cartoons!)

Ann's Blog: Equipping you to collect, analyze and visualize data

Evergreen Data: Intentional Reporting and Data Visualization

 

Three professionals were asked to provide some thoughts on museum visitors for the digital magazine Plinth Forum (dedicated to promoting and highlighting innovative and educational programming within museums and cultural institutions). I contributed a short piece titled: What's in a Name? What does it Really Mean to Call Someone a Visitor?

 

What do jelly beans, Matchbox cars and wordles have to do with evaluation? Find out in these three video reports.