Emma Smith

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Emma works on the website (betterevaluation.org), has honours degrees in psychology and linguistics and is interested in participatory research methodologies and community building.

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  • This website describes thematic analysis, "a range of qualitative research methods that are used for exploring and interpreting patterned meaning across datasets."


  • Meetings and gatherings are vital components of evaluation. Often these are done face-to-face, however sometimes necessity or practicality makes meeting online the best option.
  • Strengthening evaluation capacity of individuals, organisations and systems continues to be a major focus for BetterEvaluation so in this blog we present 7 ways that might be useful when planning how to do evaluation better in 2020.