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Reworks: A Robust System Efficiency Measure
This article reports on the inaugural Australian-American
system evaluation summit convened in Wyoming, focusing on
the application of system evaluation theory.
Author(s): Renger, R., Keogh, B., Hawkins, A., Foltysova, J., Souvannasacd, E.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia
Date: September 2018
Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Chronic disease studies have omitted analyses of the
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, relied on
small samples of AI/ANs, or focused on a single disease
among AI/ANs. We measured the influence of income,
employment status, and education level on the prevalence of
chronic disease among 14,632 AI/AN elders.
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Schroeder, S., LeMire, S., Carter, P.
Publication: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15(E37)
Date: March 2018
Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
Article focuses on the application of systems thinking,
systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in
evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and
Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
Date: August 2017
Evaluating System Cascading Failures
In the article, Renger and coauthors share methods used to
evaluate system cascading failures.
Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Ienuso, S., Renger, J., Booze, W.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Austalasia, 17(2), 29-36
Date: June 2017
Being Smart about Writing SMART Objectives
Article discusses the issues that occur when baseline data
is missing when using the mainstream SMART method for
developing program objectives. Also offers guidance on
delineating between different contexts when using the SMART
Author(s): Bjerke, M., Renger, R.
Publication: Evaluation and Program Planning, 61, 125-127
Date: April 2017
An Interprofessional Programme to Culturally Sensitise Students to the Needs of Patients and Realities of Practice in Rural Areas
The University of North Dakota programme,
Students/residents Experiences And Rotations in Community
Health (SEARCH), was implemented to address recruitment and
retention problems and stereotypes associated with
practicing in rural areas.
Author(s): Schuller, K., Amundson, M., McPherson, M., Halaas, G.
Publication: Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28, 1-3
Date: February 2017
Suggested Guidelines for Writing Reflective Case Narratives
Discusses the use of adult learning theory to restructure
case narratives so as to increase their effectiveness as a
resource for transferring knowledge, sharing ideas, and
keeping a pulse on the dynamic and fluid process of
Author(s): Becker, K., Renger, R.
Publication: American Journal of Evaluation
Date: August 2016
Process Flow Mapping for Systems Improvement: Lessons Learned
The article details how to conduct process flow mapping for
systems improvement. The method and its importance are
explained in the context of evaluating a cardiac care
Author(s): Renger, R., McPherson, M., Kontz-Bartels, T., Becker, K.
Publication: The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 31(1)
Date: July 2016
National Data Collection Efforts Pose Challenges for Many EMS Agencies
Rural EMS agencies face challenges in participating in
national data collection efforts. The article presents
the consequences of these challenges and propose some
suggestions for EMS leadership when confronted with
requests to participate in national data collection
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Author(s): Renger, R., Qin, X., Rice, D., Foltysova, J., & Renger, J.
Publication: EMS Insider
Date: June 2016
System Evaluation Theory (SET): A Practical Framework for Evaluators to Meet the Challenges of System Evaluation
The article presents a guiding framework for evaluators to
conduct systems evaluation: system evaluation theory (SET).
The article defines systems, system theory, and system
thinking, as well as discusses the confusion in evaluation
literature surrounding the use of these terms. Three
guiding principles for evaluating modern day systems are
Author(s): Renger, R.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15(4), 16-28
Date: December 2015
Assessment of Anxiety Among Northern Plains Indians
Article examines the reliability and validity of the Beck Anxiety Inventory by comparing scores among three different diagnostic categories.
Author(s): Gray, J., McCullagh, J., Petros, T.
Publication: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Date: November 2015
Food Security, Depression and Quality of Life in Northern Plains Indians
Article presents a research program designed with the objective of exploring the relationships between health disparities, high levels of poverty, and food insecurity in Native American and Alaskan Native communities.
Author(s): Gray, J.S., Gonzaga, K., Penland, J.G., Lukaski, H., and Stensland, P.
Publication: Journal of Indigenous Research, 4(2015), Article 3
Date: June 2015
Indicators of Buy-in to Gauge Evaluation Success
The article suggests a set of indicators of buy-in that novice evaluators can use to assess stakeholder engagement and responsiveness. It also showcases a tracking tool which serves as a systematic, responsive prompt to monitor buy-in.
Author(s): Becker, K., Renger, R., McPherson, M.
Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15(2), 12-21
Date: June 2015