Time after time in online discussion groups I see questions like this one:
“What are the best tools to measure the effectiveness of [insert any program, policy, or initiative]?”
It’s a classic case of thinking evaluation is merely measurement, and measurement gives you the answers.
Many managers and non-evaluators think like this – that
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In reading the comments in response to my earlier post, The Importance of Values for Substantiating Evaluative Conclusions , three questions strike me as powerful and authentic in addressing evaluation theory and practice within the context of culture
What ‘really’ constitutes culturally competent evaluative theory and practice? Why the ‘big silence’ in
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The comments shared in response to the earlier post, Culturally Competent Needs Assessment By An “Outsider” raise issues that are critical to the discipline of evaluation. Two things come to mind; a) reflections on how we define evaluation theory, and practice within the context of culture; b) the role of values and valuing in
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What does it take for an outsider to do a community needs assessment in cultural contexts that are deeply entrenched in traditions and norms?
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