Hope to catch up with old and new friends at AEA 2012. Here are some of the places we will be, starting bright and early at 8am on Thursday.
Thursday, Oct 25, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 103 E Ignite Your Data and Data Collection Methods: Ignite Presentations on Better Data and Best Practices
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Picture of Hong Kong from The Economist
Is the woeful level of analysis of research studies a sign of the pressure on existing media services to push out more news with fewer resources?
Here’s another one. [Disclosure: Melbourne, long tagged "one of the world's most livable cities" is my home town].
Read the whole post –> Fixing the race – Sydney “world’s fifth most liveable city”
This week I was talking with a colleague who is currently reviewing draft evaluation reports. She has been trying to explain to the authors that a useful evaluation report is not just about reporting a few indicators, nor a data dump item by item from a questionnaire, but a coherent set of answers to
Read the whole post –> Learning actionable evaluation tools and methodologies – Jane Davidson in Adelaide!
Photo: Phillippe Halsman
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” — Albert Einstein
It’s a familiar discussion in the evaluation world – the importance of getting approximate answers to important questions about what really matters, rather than being seduced into the “indicators” game where
Read the whole post –> Evaluation of marketing – grappling with the important but hard to measure outcomes
It is timely to consider ‘Occupy Valentine’s Day‘, which calls on us to reject the increasingly stereotyped rituals of Valentine’s Day and instead celebrate all forms of love in ways that are affirming, inclusive and uplifting:
Celebrating love is wonderful and romance can be great too. But we don’t need corporations to dictate how
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