Time for evaluation to ‘take the core’ of the social sciences – Scriven’s battle plan!

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Michael Scriven was in fine form today, keynoting at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Brisbane, Australia. So hilarious it may have looked like a bit of fun to some, but this is deadly serious, change-the-world stuff!

Right now, he says, the elite “inner circle” in the social sciences are the people working on

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The Friday Funny: Acceptance of evaluative conclusions

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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)

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The Friday Funny: Bob Williams on Michael Scriven

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In August this year, Claremont Graduate University hosted a symposium in honor of Michael Scriven, which was followed by a dinner event where several people made some highly amusing after dinner speeches.

This week’s Friday funny is an audio of Bob Williams‘ humorous account of Michael’s Scriven’s influence while he was based in New

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The Friday Funny: The first Scriven class at Claremont

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This week’s Friday Funny is an edited excerpt from a short after-dinner speech given by Jane Davidson at the Claremont symposium to honor Michael Scriven’s career (August 2011).

 

I came into CGU in 1996 to study organizational behavior. In my first semester I waived out of Methods and Stats and took a Theory-Driven

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The Friday Funny: MQP on Scriven, email, fish, bicycles, and the scariest moment of his career

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For those of you who couldn’t make it to the symposium at Claremont Graduate University to honor Michael Scriven’s career, we’ll be posting a few snippets over the next few weeks to help you feel like you were there.

We’ll start with an after dinner speech hilarious enough to qualify as a Friday Funny,

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