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The Big Lebowski and Evaluation

June 27th, 2014 · Comments

What does evaluation have to do with the movie The Big Lebowski?  

Well, the answer is "a lot" if you're up on this cult classic and number one favourite movie of James, aka "The Dude".

Before you listen to this podcast we strongly suggest you view it first so you don't miss any of our keen insights.


Kylie & James

P.S.  Here is the photo of Kylie recording in the Starbucks bathroom while on family vacation.

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Making the Leap: Evaluation Consulting with Gail Barrington

April 5th, 2013 · Comments

This week we chat with Gail Barrington, Evaluation Consultant and author of Consulting Start up & Management: A Guide for Evaluators & Applied Researchers.

Plus, here's a great little AEA365 post about small-sized consulting.


James & Kylie

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Hey, Where Did My Stats Go?

March 2nd, 2013 · Comments

Some of us evaluators find ourselves using our stats straight away out of school, and for various reasons some of us don't.  In this episode we discuss the different levels of use among evaluators and what is really acceptable in terms of statistical knowledge.

Here's the link to Paul D. Ellis' great little e-book, Effect Size Matters.

AEA often has eStudy courses on statistics,  and here are some other links for online refreshers:

This list is by no means comprehensive, so please, if you know of others, suggest them in the Comments below!

And yes, it is Rip Van Winkle.

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AEA 2012 Conference Interviews & Debrief

November 5th, 2012 · Comments

Neither James nor I were able to make this year's AEA conference :( ... so in this episode we chat with our most excellent reporters on the ground, Pat Mueller and Amy Germuth. You'll hear their personal highlights of the conference as well as the views of various attendees on what was hot and major take-aways.

What was YOUR major take-away from the conference? Leave us a comment below.


Kylie & James

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