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Blog7th November, 2013
It is time for another blog series on BetterEvaluation, and this time we will be exploring the uses of video in evaluation. Video is a powerful tool which can be used in many different ways and BetterEvaluation has only scratched the surface so far. Three experts will present three different uses of video in evaluation.
Synonyms:Global Assessment Scale, competency frameworkEvaluation Option
A rubric is a framework that sets out criteria and standards for different levels of performance and describes what performance would look like at each level. Rubrics have often been used in education for grading student work, and in recent years have been applied in evaluation to make transparent the process of synthesising evidence into an overall evaluative judgement.
This toolkit aims to help communication for development (C4D) organisations to demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of their initiatives, listen to their listeners, continuously learn, and feed this learning back into the organisation and its practices. It is a key outcome of the Assessing Communication for Social Change (AC4SC) project, which was a successful collaboration between Equal Access Nepal, Equal Access International, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Synonyms:Line ChartEvaluation Option
Blog3rd May, 2016
This blog post by Jindra Cekan and Laurie Zivetz of Valuing Voices discusses the need for post-project impact evaluations. An area that needs more attention, BetterEvaluation will be working with Valuing Voices over the next couple of months to expand the available information and resources for this type of evaluation.
Blog3rd October, 2013
When reviewing evidence for decision-making, the first challenge is deciding how to choose which types of evidence to include. In this blog, Jessica Hagen-Zanker from the Overseas Development Institute introduces a new approach to literature reviews which combine the rigour of full systematic reviews, without their disadvantages of resource intensiveness and inflexibility.
Synonyms:Graphic facilitationEvaluation Option
Graphic recording is the translation of conversations into images and text on large sheets of paper during meetings and events. An evaluator might choose graphic recording to capture collective stories and visually represent conversations throughout an evaluation process. This could include discussions with stakeholders during a number of stages and processes, such as conducting a needs analysis or developing a theory of change, workshops to discuss interim evaluation findings and stakeholder feedback, and presentations of final evaluation findings telling the story of the journey of the program and the principles that guide it.
Blog29th October, 2017
Seasonal calendars are useful for evaluation as they can help analyse time-related cyclical changes in data. A calendar allows people to visualise patterns of variations over particular periods of time - such as across weeks, seasons, one or several years.