How to kill a discipline: Worship the theorists, diss the implementors & the evaluators!

Michael Scriven

A blast from the past that has not lost its relevance, and that comes back to me again and again.

I did love Michael Scriven’s analysis in his 2013 keynote to the Australasian Evaluation Society in Brisbane, where he remarked that the academic theorists are always considered the high priests of any discipline; the pure

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‘Minirubrics’ – 7 hot tips for using this cool tool to focus evaluative conversations

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Posted by: Jane Davidson

Looking for an easy-to-grasp and much more compact alternative to rubrics? Try a minirubric!

A minirubric is a cross between a rating scale and a short rubric.

Hot tip #1: These aren’t an alternative to careful evaluative reasoning informed by the right mix of evidence, but (like full-size rubrics) they

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Podcast! Jane Davidson & Stephanie Evergreen on EES, AEA, and overhauling Obama’s slides!

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What’s coming up from Stephanie Evergreen and Jane Davidson at the European Evaluation Society conference in Dublin and the American Evaluation Association conference in Denver?

And, why do President Obama’s slides need an overhaul from the Dataviz Diva herself?

Tune into this 12-minute podcast, the final in a series of four recorded when Stephanie visited

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Podcast! Jane Davidson & Stephanie Evergreen on helping people totally transform their #evaluation reporting

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Dataviz Diva Stephanie Evergreen recently visited New Zealand and caught up with Jane Davidson to talk about helping people totally transform their reporting!

This 14-minute podcast is the third of a series of four from Jane and Stephanie:

The 2014 ANZEA conference – and what’s new in qualitative dataviz Awesome reporting (the stuff that gets

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Podcast! Jane talks with Stephanie Evergreen about awesome reporting

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen at the 2014 ANZEA conference

Dr. Stephanie Evergreen at the 2014 ANZEA conference

Dataviz queen Stephanie Evergreen recently visited New Zealand and caught up with Jane Davidson to talk about truly awesome reporting, the stuff that gets straight to the point – and conveys it brilliantly!

This 23-minute podcast is the second of a series of four from Jane

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