Monthly archive for June2012

Formative and summative evaluations [Guest post by David Henderson]

Formative and summative evaluations [Guest post by David Henderson]

Last month I described some of the differences between researchers and evaluators (you can read the post here). David Henderson noticed that my ideas could also explain the differences between formative and summative evaluators. I was intrigued by his comment, and I asked David to…

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The Volume of Your Presentation [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

The Volume of Your Presentation [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

I’m getting excited for the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative because it will offer training on messaging, design, and delivery to help evaluators transform into rockstar presenters. Although many of us are beginners at delivering presentations, others are veterans or experts. Today I’ve invited one of my…

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Resources for Job-Hunting Evaluators

Resources for Job-Hunting Evaluators

It’s that time of year again! Within the past week alone, three of my evaluation friends have asked for my advice in finding positions. Here are my favorite resources for job-hunting evaluators. ——————————————————————— Resource #1: The American Evaluation Association’s public job listings for evaluators. These postings are free…

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On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

Last week I wrote about my inner evaluation demon (you can read the post here). Today’s post is a response by Andrew Blum. Andrew is the Director of Learning and Evaluation at the US Institute of Peace. He also tweets about peacebuilding and internal evaluation here. When we met…

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My inner evaluation demons [Guest cartoon from Chris Lysy]

My inner evaluation demons [Guest cartoon from Chris Lysy]

We all have our inner evaluation demons. In my quest towards evaluation use, I encounter this little angel and demon on a near-daily basis: What are you inner evaluation demons, and how do you battle them? Is it possible to strike a balance between your…

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