June 27th, 2014
May 4th, 2014
April 12th, 2014
- John Mayne and Contribution Analysis
- Jennifer Greene and Mixed Methods
- European Evaluation Society 2014 conference
March 23rd, 2014
- American Evaluation Association Task Force Statement on ‘What is Evaluation?’ (2014)
- Fournier, D. M. (1995). Establishing evaluative conclusions: A distinction between general and working logic. New Directions for Evaluation, 65, 15-32.
- Patton, M. Q. (2000). Overview: Language matters. New Directions for Evaluation, 86, 5-16.
- Gamble, J. (2006). A Developmental Evaluation Primer. Montreal, PQ: McConnell Foundation.
- Dozois, E., Langlois, M., Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2010). DE201: A practitioner's guide to Developmental Evaluation. Montreal, PQ: McConnell Foundation.
- Scheirer, M. A. & Schwandt, T. (2012). Planning evaluation through the program life cycle. American Journal of Evaluation, online, 1-32.
- Evergreen, S. & Metzner, C. (2013). Design principles for data visualization in evaluation. New Directions in Evaluation, 140, 5-20.
February 1st, 2014
January 9th, 2014
In this podcast we chat with Kerry Bruce, Director of Results and Measurement at PACT, and an all-round expert on the use of mobile technology for data collection.
Kylie is curating a Pinterest Board of resources in Mobile Data Collection here. If you have any additional suggestions please let us know.
Below is the detailed cost comparison we discuss from Tanzania courtesy of Daisy Nathan Kisyombe and PACT.
December 8th, 2013
Have you joined the rubrics revolution? In this podcast we chat with Jane Davidson of Real Evaluation about the use of rubrics in evaluation.
- slides from the AEA 2013 conference on rubrics:
- Jane's Evaluation Rubrics: What, Why, and How
- Kate McKegg's The Value of Rubrics in Messy Non-Profit Evaluation Contexts
- Better Evaluation and Judy Oakden have a new document on rubrics, Evaluation Rubrics: How to Ensure Clear and Transparent Assessment That Respects Diverse Lines of Evidence
- You can find a number of real-life rubrics from the New Zealand Ministry of Education here
- Jane's blog post on Evaluation specific methodologies: The methodologies that are specific to evaluation
- one of Kylie's favourite articles is Jane's Unlearning Some of Our Social Scientist Habits
- Jane also has a great little e-book, Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting Succinct Answers to the Most Important Questions, check it out! (Actionable Evaluation is also available in print here.)
November 7th, 2013
Couldn't make it to AEA2013? In this episode we share our own personal highlights of the conference. By the way:
- the Twitter hashtag for Michael Quinn Patton is #omgmqp.
- Sheila B. Robinson gives a great summary on her blog here.
- the evaluation typology map that Kylie mentions is here.
Finally, don't forget to check out Chris Lysy's hilarious cartooning of the conference.
October 30th, 2013
This week we talk to Sheila B. Robinson about the great AEA365 Blog!
Kylie and James
October 6th, 2013
Stephanie Evergreen's new book on data visualization came out yesterday, so we asked her to join us again on the podcast to give us some highlights plus her thoughts about the role and future of data visualization in evaluation.