Tag archive for Eastern Evaluation Research Society

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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Is the evaluation hurting the program?

Is the evaluation hurting the program?

We were extremely fortunate to have past and present Presidents of the American Evaluation Association as our guest speakers at the 2012 Eastern Evaluation Research Society’s conference – Eleanor Chelimsky, Jennifer Greene, and Rodney Hopson. Even though the conference was a couple weeks ago, I’m…

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“I’ve been an evaluator for 20 years, and I still have no idea what evaluation theory is…” [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

“I’ve been an evaluator for 20 years, and I still have no idea what evaluation theory is…” [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

I’m pleased to present Jen Hamilton, who is guest-posting for the second time on my blog. Jen posted a few weeks ago about potent presentations (you can read her post here). Now she’s back to share her reflections from the Eastern Evaluation Research Society’s 2012 conference about…

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What’s the magical ingredient in potent presentations? [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

What’s the magical ingredient in potent presentations? [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

I’ve been talking to evaluators and non-evaluators about what makes great presentations, conference sessions, and workshops for the American Evaluation Association‘s Potent Presentations Initiative. Today’s guest blogger is my evaluation friend and Eastern Evaluation Research Society extraordinaire, Jen Hamilton. I hope you enjoy reading Jen’s…

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If I wasn’t a program evaluator, I would be a ___________.

If I wasn’t a program evaluator, I would be a ___________.

I love talking with other evaluators about their career paths – why they first entered the program evaluation field, their most rewarding projects, their most challenging projects, and what keeps them here. Sometimes we play the “If I wasn’t an evaluator, I’d be a ________”…

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