How NOT to evaluate proposals

Pile of Proposals

Have you ever been struck by the irony of clearly invalid methods used to evaluate proposals for evaluation work? Why fiddling with the weights will NOT solve the problem!

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Fixing the race – Sydney “world’s fifth most liveable city”

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Picture of Hong Kong from The Economist

Is the woeful level of analysis of research studies a sign of the pressure on existing media services to push out more news with fewer resources?

Here’s another one. [Disclosure: Melbourne, long tagged “one of the world’s most livable cities” is my home town].

The Sydney

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More utterly uncritical media reporting of evaluation

As an evaluator, or even as an interested member of the public, what very basic fundamental information would you expect to see in a newspaper article that kicked off like this? Chiefs get good marks even if departments don’t Public sector leaders are mostly embracing challenges thrown to them by the Government, though at least one is “lost at sea”, a report says. The Trans Tasman Media report, which ranks government agencies and bosses, has found that chief executives are generally performing better than their departments.

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