The Friday Funny: Acceptance of evaluative conclusions

It was Michael Scriven‘s birthday this week, which is a fine time to introduce our Friday Funny with a short quote from the Evaluation Thesaurus, which lists the following entry. As evaluators, we are all familiar with this phenomenon in our work or everyday lives, in one form or another:

KILL THE MESSENGER (phenomenon) The

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The Friday Funny: The salary review survey

We’ve had a few posts over the past couple of weeks on survey items. And, of course, one criterion for good surveys is that they allow participants to express what they really believe!

Well, here’s a little gem, for your amusement – the salary review survey. [It’s a Powerpoint file, but doesn’t seem to work

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Oxford admissions essay: “simple, yet devilish” … An evaluation aptitude test?

Many thanks to Michael Quinn Patton for sending us through this gem (from the New York Times) about a rather interesting essay exam for selecting graduate students into All Souls College in Oxford, England.

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