How to kill a discipline: Worship the theorists, diss the implementors & the evaluators!

Michael Scriven

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A blast from the past that has not lost its relevance, and that comes back to me again and again.

I did love Michael Scriven’s analysis in his 2013 keynote to the Australasian Evaluation Society in Brisbane, where he remarked that the academic theorists are always considered the high priests of any discipline; the

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Intention To Treat and checking for implementation failure and differential effects – questions about vitamin A trials in Ghana

Has a large RCT provided definitive proof that vitamin A supplementation is ineffective in reducing maternal mortality? Or could there be another explanation? And why hasn’t the widespread reporting of these findings examined these?

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