Monthly archive for August2012

Tattoos for evaluators [Cartoon by Chris Lysy]

Tattoos for evaluators [Cartoon by Chris Lysy]

When I compared researchers and evaluators, Jen Hamilton commented that she’d like to get “correlation is not causation” tattooed across her forehead. We couldn’t agree more! P.S. Check out freshspectrum.com for more evaluation cartoons from Chris Lysy.

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How can findings influence decision-making? [Guest post by Jonathan O’Reilly]

How can findings influence decision-making? [Guest post by Jonathan O’Reilly]

After spending the past couple years as an internal evaluator, I decided to start addressing other internal evaluators’ questions, comments, and concerns. I’ll be sharing their questions on my blog, connecting them to other evaluators, and offering advice from my own experiences with internal evaluation….

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Evaluation Methods for Public Engagement Projects [Guest post by Eric Abdullateef]

Evaluation Methods for Public Engagement Projects [Guest post by Eric Abdullateef]

Today’s guest commentary is from Eric Abdullateef, the friendliest evaluator you’ll ever meet. I met Eric at the American Evaluation Association’s conference last fall and was thrilled to learn that he was a fellow Washingtonian. Although we see each other at the Washington Evaluators monthly…

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Is Your Audience on Facebook During Your Presentation? [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

Is Your Audience on Facebook During Your Presentation? [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

Isaac Castillo is leading a 3-part series about public speaking skills and nonverbal communication for evaluators. Isaac has taught public speaking and debate at the high school and college levels, and he was an All American debater before entering the evaluation field. I hope you enjoy reading his third…

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And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

Today’s guest post is from Jen Hamilton, a.k.a. superwoman. Jen is an experienced evaluator, the communications committee co-chair for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and, perhaps officially now, an evaluation blogger. Check out Jen’s previous posts about the magical ingredient in potent presentations and evaluation…

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