Postscript from Michael Scriven on rethinking evaluation

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To you all: many thanks for putting up with a few Northern thoughts (from an ex-Southerner) for ten days or so, and for the stimulus provided by your comments. Some of you might be interested in this postscript.

I had the chance to make the ‘Three Copernican revolutions’ pitch in a talk at the

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Michael Scriven on “Rethinking all of evaluation”

Jane posted the first draft of my proposed workshop for the summer institute at Claremont Graduate University, where I suggest it’s time to reconceptualize evaluation from the ground up. Here’s a little bit more to explain what I’m after with that themeā€¦

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Long-term effects; what to do with them and without them

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Greetings, genuwiners! Thought I’d toss a small puzzle into the stream of discussions to start my visit.

Ideally, almost all program evaluations need to include a long term follow up, but almost none of the clients can wait for long-term results, so we rarely have the chance to provide one of these. This means

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