The world’s first evaluation e-minibook? Actionable Evaluation Basics

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The evaluation community has long discussed the rising prices of evaluation texts and guides, and the difficulties of accessing a good selection of evaluation books and resources in some parts of the world.

Some of the heaviest selling texts are now clocking in at over US$100, which is also hefty for graduate students buying

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Genuine Evaluation at AES: Patricia Rogers on Purposeful Program Theory

Sue Funnell and Patricia Rogers at the Purposeful Program Theory launch

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Looking for a nuanced and intelligent approach to using program theory for programs that have simple, complicated, and/or complex aspects?

Then be sure to catch Patricia Rogers’ one-day workshop on Purposeful Program Theory at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Adelaide, August 28th 2012.

I attended a half-day version of this workshop at

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Australian book launch of ‘Purposeful Program Theory’, Canberra 17 March

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After years working on this with my co-author Sue Funnell, I’m looking forward to the launch of the book Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models in Canberra next Thursday (Yes, on St Patrick’s Day).

Thursday 17 March, 5.30 for 5.45 pm

Venue: Central Courtyard University House, Balmain Crescent,

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The Genuine Evaluation Bookshelf

Ever wondered what are the ‘must haves’ for the genuine evaluator’s bookshelf? We don’t have all the answers – and would like your suggestions! – but we do have a few books we have found incredibly valuable, and are gradually building a list to share. Check out our new and frequently updated Shelfari bookshelf!

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