Wilder Research News
Latest updates and research in the news
Wilder Research’s work provides context and informs action that improve lives and communities. Below are highlights from the many ways Wilder Research staff are sharing their knowledge and skills to make an impact.
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Community Survey is Guiding Libraries to Meet Community Needs for Digital AccessUnderstanding the needs of residents is essential for libraries to equitably provide services. This regional library system is using results from a community survey to meet technology and digital service needs. Read the article »
Evaluation Conference Takeaways: What We LearnedIn late 2022, three Wilder Research staff attended the American Evaluation Association annual conference in New Orleans. Sera Kinoglu, Jackie Aman, and Alissa J... Read the article »
Contributions to the Field
- Alissa Jones began a term as president-elect of the Minnesota Evaluation Association board of directors.
- Heather Britt appeared on the Women Making News podcast to discuss work-life integration, why it's important and what it looks like in workplaces today.
- Jackie Aman, Sera Kinoglu, and Alissa Jones attended the American Evaluation Association annual conference. Read more about their key takeaways.
- Jackie Aman and Jessica Tokunaga led a breakout session exploring creative evaluation methods at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits annual conference. The session, Evaluation Methods Beyond the Big 3 of Surveys, Focus Groups, and Interviews, covered art-based methods, ripple effects mapping, and other evaluation approaches.
Wilder Research In the News
- Red Lake Nation population concerns (Almanac) - Nicole MartinRogers and Tribal Secretary Sam Strong discuss the results of a study looking at population trends for the Nation.
- Red Lake considers future without blood quantum (MPR News) - Highlights a Wilder Research study for Red Lake Nation to better understand population trends under the current tribal membership criteria and alternatives.
- Red Lake Nation population projections take center stage at listening sessions (Bemidji Pioneer) - Highlights a population projections study on behalf of Red Lake Nation.
- Counterpoint: Earlier start needed to prevent school failure (Star Tribune) - This commentary references findings from the School Readiness Report Card showing that 60% of children statewide started kindergarten ready to learn.
- Transitional housing continues to positively impact local families (Owatonna People's Press) - References Minnesota Homeless Study data showing that an estimated 19,600 Minnesotans experienced homelessness on any given night in 2018.
On the Podcast
Guests discuss how using data in strategic planning helps build ownership and consensus on direction, and results in more holistic, robust and impactful plans that will actually get used.
Listen Length: 42 minutes