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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Confusing objective and subjective measures

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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

Australia

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The Friday Funny – every presentation

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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHFNJnDPYY

What’s new and exciting in evaluation? Looking two seconds ahead

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Stuart Henderson recently posed an interesting question on the AEA LinkedIn discussion forum:

Having just returned from the AEA meetings and come across the book The Two Second Advantage (Ranadive and Maney), I’m wondering what people think are some exciting developments in evaluation.

The book, “The Two Second Advantage” (Ranadive and Maney), suggests that

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The Friday Funny: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!

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A frequent theme here on Genuine Evaluation is appropriate reporting. Not just getting the facts right, but reporting them in a non-misleading way. Along those lines, check out this classic, in which all the information is technically correct, but …

Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

(author unknown)

Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted

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