The Friday Funny: Cognitive Bias VideoSong

The human mind is great at taking shortcuts to simplify the world, and one particularly important category of shortcuts for evaluators to be aware of is cognitive biases. We need to be able to spot them in the people we talk to, and – most importantly – we need to be aware of the tricks our minds like to play on us so we don’t fall into some classic traps. This YouTube gem from high school psychology teacher Brad Wray is a lighthearted classic to help remind us of biases to watch out for.

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The insider/outsider mix: A ‘program logic’ for evaluation team composition

What are some of the different rationales for building an evaluation team that includes cultural ‘insiders’? And, what implications do those rationales have for what roles cultural (and other) ‘insiders’ play in an evaluation? In this joint post from Patricia Rogers and Jane Davidson, we ponder these questions as a discussion starter.

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