Genuine Evaluation at AEA 2012

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 -Patricia (5 minute presentation on alternatives to control groups)

Thursday, Oct 25, 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM 200 D Choosing Evaluation Methods to Suit the Complex Ecologies of the Particular Intervention and Evaluation: How the BetterEvaluation Platform can Support Appropriate Evaluation Design –Patricia with Simon Hearn

Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM     200 B Program Theory and Theory-Driven Evaluation Topical Interest Group Business Meeting and Panel: Simple Solutions for Complex Ecologies – Using Program Theory to Design More Effective Programs – Jane (discussant)

Thursday, Oct 25, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM 204 A Evaluating Nonprofits and Philanthropy in China – Patricia (discussant)

Friday, Oct 26, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 201 A Taking a Complexity Lens to Evaluating International Development Initiatives   – Patricia

Friday, Oct 26, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 101 A-D/G-J Biting the Evaluative Bullet – Jane (with Michael Scriven & Syd King)

Friday, Oct 26, 2:40 PM to 4:10 PM 101 A-D/G-J Valuing Public Programs and Policies in Complex Contexts: Balancing Multiple Values, Multiple Cultures, and Multiple Needs – Jane

Saturday, Oct 27, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 201 B Hot Tips for Commissioning and Managing Actionable Evaluation – Jane (with Paula White)

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