Case Studies of Evaluators’ Lives: A cultural perspective (yes, culture!)

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From: Jane Davidson

The panel line-up was not one you would even remotely expect to see sponsored by any of the TIGs with a focus on culture. They were five senior white male Americans including some of the pioneers of the profession’s early development in the United States: Michael Scriven, Bob Stake, Ernie

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A 2-D look at the staggering array of AEA workshops – early bird registration closes today!

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Today’s the very last day to save a few dollars on your registration for the American Evaluation Association conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Get in now for the early bird rates!

But even more importantly, those professional development workshops sell like hotcakes and will be filling fast, so if you don’t grab

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45 amazing (and cheap!) evaluation workshops at the AEA conference in Minneapolis!

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Early bird registration closes Sept 20th for the world’s biggest evaluation conference, the American Evaluation Association meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With association president Rodney Hopson‘s thought-provoking theme – Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance – it should be a stimulating conference!

But what’s especially important to YOU as a genuine evaluator this week?

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AES keynote Prof Trisha Greenhalgh slams govt leaders’ notions of “scientific” evaluation

A warm and informative welcome this morning from the indigenous Kaurna people was followed by a brilliant keynote from Dr. Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care and Director of Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit in the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Trisha talked about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of evaluating e-health programmes in Britain. She had strong words about “gagging order” clauses in evaluation contracts, as well as government client uses of the “5 D’s” in response to evaluation findings they don’t care for: deny, denigrate, dismiss, distract, distort.

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Beyond financial accountability, interactive teaching of evaluation, why does selecting a method have to be so hard – and more

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The program for this year’s conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society is out – and I’m already having a hard time trying to choose sessions.

Some of the presentations that caught my eye include:

 

Beyond Financial Accountability: Results Based Accountability and Making a Difference for Clients of Social Services in New Zealand Anne

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