Monthly archive for October2013

Eval13: 3000+ evaluators, 800+ sessions, and way too little time to soak it all in

Eval13: 3000+ evaluators, 800+ sessions, and way too little time to soak it all in

Last week, more than 3000 evaluators descended on my hometown of Washington, DC for the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference. I learned this much + slept this much = rockstar conference. #omgMQP I had the pleasure of spending Monday and Tuesday in Michael Quinn Patton’s…

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Dataviz Challenge #6: Can You Make a Unit Chart?

Dataviz Challenge #6: Can You Make a Unit Chart?

Lately I’ve been feeling let down by summary statistics: the min and max, mean and median, quartiles and standard deviation… They do their job well enough. Summary statistics tell a summary. An aggregate story, bringing all the messy scores together into some sort of cohesion. We…

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Building an Evaluation Culture with Top Ten Lists [Guest post by Corey Newhouse]

Building an Evaluation Culture with Top Ten Lists [Guest post by Corey Newhouse]

Hi, I’m Corey Newhouse, the Founder and Principal of Public Profit. We help public service organizations measure and manage what matters. As the leader of an 8-person evaluation firm, I think often about staff training and common organizational practices. Anyone who has been in the field…

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