I’m in Washington DC this week, after teaching a course on Using Program Theory and Logic Models for Evaluation at The Evaluators Institute.
Fortunately I will be able to stay on for a seminar being presented this coming Wednesday by The Evaluators’ Institute and The Washington Evaluators on
Wednesday, January 19th, 6:00pm
Read the whole post –> Strengthening Evaluation Effectiveness – seminar, Washington DC
Policy that is developed in response to clearly identified needs and through careful processes of community engagement – while being feasible in an adversarial political system and short timeframes? Time for the Hollowmen to show us how it can be done.
Read the whole post –> Friday Funny – community engagement and evidence-based policy
This week brings together two issues that seem to be recurring themes in genuine evaluation – dealing with making mistakes and community involvement in evaluation processes. Check out these sites on the world’s worst cycle lanes.
Read the whole post –> The Friday Funny: Community evaluation of bike lanes
Why can’t newspapers be more critical when they report findings from research and evaluation, and provide easy links to more details?
A new study by researchers from Australia’s major government research instution (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO) , reviewing the health effects of eating apples, has received the usual standard
Read the whole post –> An apple a day – or cherry-picking the studies?
One of the future trends for evaluation that I anticipate is increasing frequency and importance (and hopefully quality) of user-generated content. Here are two interesting resources related to this:
1. Webinar on user -generated content.
Thursday, 8 July 2010, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST (GMT +1, Amsterdam – Netherlands) NB: “Doors” will OPEN for attendees
Read the whole post –> User generated content – webinar and mapping software