AES keynote Prof Trisha Greenhalgh slams govt leaders’ notions of “scientific” evaluation

A warm and informative welcome this morning from the indigenous Kaurna people was followed by a brilliant keynote from Dr. Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care and Director of Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit in the Centre for Health Sciences at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Trisha talked about “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of evaluating e-health programmes in Britain. She had strong words about “gagging order” clauses in evaluation contracts, as well as government client uses of the “5 D’s” in response to evaluation findings they don’t care for: deny, denigrate, dismiss, distract, distort.

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Quality in evaluation – research design, data collection, analysis?

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Many of the presentations at the AEA conference are grappling with the issue of what constitutes quality in evaluation.

At the session Rigor at Stake: Quality Evaluation of Change and Impact in a Complex World, Zenda Ofir, Irene Guijt and Tom Schwandt presented different perspectives on the debates about quality in international development evaluation.

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