Evaluation is a powerful tool that can provide useful, evidence-based information to help inform and influence policy and practice.
In May we blogged about ways of framing the difference between research and evaluation. We had terrific feedback on this issue from the international BetterEvaluation community and this update shares the results.
Recently, I had the good fortune to start collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation, which is strongly committed to what it calls ‘listening deeply and elevating voices’.
This page contains thoughts from the BetterEvaluation community provided in response to the blog post on Ways of framing the difference between research and evaluation.
There is a follow up blog on this topic here.
Week 49: The 1st international conference on realist approaches to evaluation: my ‘realist’ take-aways
In this blog, Tiina shares her top three realist ‘take-aways’ from the 1st International Conference on Realist Approaches to Evaluation and reflects on when or how realist evaluation may be most useful.
Week 47: Rumination #3: Fools' gold: the widely touted methodological "gold standard" is neither golden nor a standard
This week's post is an abbreviated version of a "rumination" from the 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods by Michael Quinn Patton, published in mid-November, 2014.
Efforts to measure, quantify and compare the 'value' of different interventions have become popular as a way for social change organisations to decide how to use their time and money.
Researchers and evaluators are admonished to stay rational and independent.
Scorecards are used in many different types of evaluation, and can have influence through informing decisions and by making performance visible.
The 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods by Michael Quinn Patton will be published in mid-November, 2014. A new feature is one personal “rumination” in each chapter.
Meeting sustainability goals is one of the most important and urgent challenges for humanity yet for many of us, thinking about sustainability in evaluation means assessing the extent to which the benefits of a project, programme or policy are maintaine
Following up from Stephanie Evergreen's seminar on Presenting data effectively, we've been working with her to improve our Data visualisation section.
Two years ago, during the European Evaluation Society conference in Helsinki, the BetterEvaluation.org website went live for public access.
To celebrate the start of the 2014 conference of the American Evaluation Association, we're delighted to be able to share the lyrics and music of the Visionary Evaluation AEA 2014 song to make it easier to sing along during and after the conference.
This year’s AEA theme of visionary evaluation challenges evaluators to consider how their work can contribute to a sustainable future. In this week’s blog post, we’ve asked Will Allen for advice about how evaluations can address sustainability.
This is #3 in our series on visionary evaluation.