I raised a few eyebrows last week when I mentioned the idea of Evaluation-Specific Methodology (ESM) as being an essential part of what defines us as a discipline.
Of course, a large proportion of people who identify as evaluators consider that evaluation is merely the application of social science research methods to support decision
Read the whole post –> Evaluation-Specific Methodology: The methodologies that are distinctive to evaluation
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
Read the whole post –> Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012
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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Ronak Gandhi |Whitehaven Beach, QLD, https://www.facebook.com/SeeAustralia
Reports this week that Australians are “the happiest people in the world” set off the dodgy data warnings. (Quite apart from the usual problems of relying on average results)
The newspaper report was headlined
Smile, we’re the world’s happiest nation
May 23, 2012 – 2:04PM
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Well, this week is Evaluation Week at SIOP (the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology) and SIOP week on the AEA365 blog. So, it’s a good time to consider some of the synergies across the two disciplines.
My doctoral training was in organizational psychology (with some industrial psyc at Master’s level), which is the
Read the whole post –> Cool ideas from personnel evaluation: Evaluative rubrics