Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012

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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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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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Confusing objective and subjective measures

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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

Australia

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Cool ideas from personnel evaluation: Evaluative rubrics

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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

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“No value-free”: The importance of visible values

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The “no value-free” line of the Genuine Evaluation song (composed by the incomparable Kataraina Pipi, evaluator and composer/musician, with input from several other genuine evaluators!) was inspired by an earlier post where we defined genuine evaluation and drew some lines in the sand about what was in and what was out.

One of the

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