Novice to ninja: How to build deep evaluation know-how

From: Patricia Rogers & Jane Davidson

We have all been there. You dive into a new book or head to a conference/workshop/course and come out all fired up about a new evaluation method. But when you get back to the real world, applying it turns out to be harder than you thought!

What next?

Developing

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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 House,

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

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 a

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

Jane Davidson

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? AEA

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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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