Novice to ninja: How to build deep evaluation know-how

From: Patricia Rogers & Jane Davidson

We have all been there. You dive into a new book or head to a conference/workshop/course and come out all fired up about a new evaluation method. But when you get back to the real world, applying it turns out to be harder than you thought!

What next?

Developing

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The Friday Funny: Evaluating a helpdesk (but out of your usual context)

Posted by: Jane Davidson & Patricia Rogers

We all know about the importance of context. How would you go about evaluating a ‘helpdesk’ in Medieval times?

When you think about it, many of the criteria would actually be the same: quick response time, clear explanations that are at a level and in a language appropriate

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The Friday Funny: Spurious Correlations

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A fascinating puzzle for your evaluative mind this fine Friday …

What is the relationship between civil engineering doctorates and mozzarella cheese consumption?

Ah yes, your mind did jump to a couple of possible causal mechanisms, right? Go on, admit it! Care to share yours? Scroll down to ‘Leave a Reply’ on the Genuine

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The Friday Funny: Parenting and objectivity

Another gem from Chris Lysy

What’s not to love about this gem from evaluation cartoonist Chris Lysy? Speaks for itself really.

Another gem from Chris Lysy

Better still, Chris can custom draw cartoons for your next presentation, report, or book! How cool is that? Check out his awesome work at Fresh Spectrum.

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How to distort reality

2013 visits to GenuineEvaluation.com (total 28.470)

Posted by: Jane Davidson & Patricia Rogers

 

What’s not to love about the great ideas for data visualization that have taken evaluation by storm over the past few years? Awesome!

Perhaps not the most visually stunning example, but here’s Google Analytics’ map of where Genuine Evaluation’s 28,470 visits came from last year (2013). Just

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