University of Nebraska Medical Center

Harnessing the Power of Generative AI for Program Evaluation

Lisa Alvarez, BS
Nishank Varshney, PhD


This presentation will demonstrate some ways in which researchers can utilize free AI tools to enhance various stages of the research and program evaluation processes, from brainstorming research questions to reviewing data collection tools, and analysis to reporting.

AI tools like ChatGPT and Gemini can help researchers review their research questions and ensure they align with the research purpose and the indicators used. It can also help review data collection tools such as surveys, interview protocols, and focus group protocols.

Additionally, AI tools like Microsoft Designer, Adobe Firefly, and Canva can help design quick presentations and art for researchers to help with research dissemination.

Finally, we will also discuss the challenges, limitations, and ethical considerations around the use of AI in evaluation and research.