Podcast! Jane Davidson & Stephanie Evergreen on EES, AEA, and overhauling Obama’s slides!

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What’s coming up from Stephanie Evergreen and Jane Davidson at the European Evaluation Society conference in Dublin and the American Evaluation Association conference in Denver?

And, why do President Obama’s slides need an overhaul from the Dataviz Diva herself?

Tune into this 12-minute podcast, the final in a series of four recorded when Stephanie visited

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Time for evaluation to ‘take the core’ of the social sciences – Scriven’s battle plan!

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Michael Scriven was in fine form today, keynoting at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Brisbane, Australia. So hilarious it may have looked like a bit of fun to some, but this is deadly serious, change-the-world stuff!

Right now, he says, the elite “inner circle” in the social sciences are the people working on theory

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Interview with the President! A new podcast from Genuine Evaluation

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This week we hinted on twitter that we’d have a high-profile guest to interview.

Today, Jane Davidson interviews the President! [Sorry, folks; we couldn’t resist playing with this in the run-up to the US elections! We debated it and agreed before we started the interview, of course. ]

Yes, it’s Professor Rodney Hopson, president of

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How to avoid bad conference presentations

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Think about the conferences you have gone to. How many of the presentations were really good?

They had a few clear messages that were memorable, relevant and credible. They engaged the audience – perhaps to affirm, perhaps to challenge.

They were clearly based in good practice and a good

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Genuine Evaluation at AES: Patricia Rogers on Purposeful Program Theory

Sue Funnell and Patricia Rogers at the Purposeful Program Theory launch

 

Looking for a nuanced and intelligent approach to using program theory for programs that have simple, complicated, and/or complex aspects?

Then be sure to catch Patricia Rogers’ one-day workshop on Purposeful Program Theory at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Adelaide, August 28th 2012.

I attended a half-day version of this workshop at the

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