In evaluation it is always important to ensure not just that the facts are reported correctly, but that the key messages are also accurate.
A while back we posted a little gem to illustrate this point, all about the dangers of a lethal compound known as dihydrogen monoxide. You may recall that this colorless,
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There’s probably no evaluator or client on earth who hasn’t had to do a little back-and-forth to negotiate what the key points are and how they should best be expressed in reports and presentations.
There is a need to balance conveying what’s really key with being responsive to the concerns of the client, all
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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].
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Ronak Gandhi |Whitehaven Beach, QLD, https://www.facebook.com/SeeAustralia
Reports this week that Australians are “the happiest people in the world” set off the dodgy data warnings. (Quite apart from the usual problems of relying on average results)
The newspaper report was headlined
Smile, we’re the world’s happiest nation
May 23, 2012 – 2:04PM
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In Genuine Evaluation we focus a lot on asking the right questions, bringing an evaluative frame, and basing answers on sound evidence. But effective communication is also an important part of genuine evaluation, which is why this video caught our eye. Hat tip to Stephanie Evergreen on twitter (@evalu8r) for sharing this.