How to distort reality

2013 visits to GenuineEvaluation.com (total 28.470)

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Posted by: Jane Davidson & Patricia Rogers

 

What’s not to love about the great ideas for data visualization that have taken evaluation by storm over the past few years? Awesome!

Perhaps not the most visually stunning example, but here’s Google Analytics’ map of where Genuine Evaluation’s 28,470 visits came from last year (2013).

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The Friday Funny: RADI-AID (Africa for Norway)

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Here’s a gently satirical treat to take you into the holiday season and give us food for thought as evaluators.

How much do sterotypes drive the way needs and outcomes are reported in cultures other than our own?

Or, as this group of African students in Norway puts it on their Africa for Norway

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The Friday Funny: Evaluation Use in Africa

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A couple of weeks ago we shared one of Mel Mark’s musical contributions to the AEA 2011 conference, “[Bye bye] Evaluation Pie”.

We’ve previously shared a couple of other musical gems, including:

Terry Smyluto’s Output Outcome Downstream Impact Blues The Genuine Evaluation jingle

This week it’s time for another great song that has been

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Many thanks to guest blogger Tererai Trent!

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Tererai meeting with former US president Bill Clinton

We had some great conversations here last week when Zimbabwe-born California-based evaluator Dr. Tererai Trent joined us as guest blogger to spark a week of lively discussion on the topics of evaluation and cultural context. We had such an enthusiastic and engaged response to Tererai’s

Read the whole post –> Many thanks to guest blogger Tererai Trent!

Where and Why Western lenses miss the mark in Africa: The case of HIV/AIDS prevention evaluations

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“Given the norms that govern most patriarchal societies in Africa, should the Western epistemology, ethics and concepts be the main default lens for evaluation” “Despite their blindness to social cultural context, are these evaluations valid even though they are said to be based on scientific evidence”

A, B, and C—the

Read the whole post –> Where and Why Western lenses miss the mark in Africa: The case of HIV/AIDS prevention evaluations