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Improving evaluation questions and answers: Getting actionable answers for real-world decision makers

Or one that didn't actually answer any useful questions of key importance to decision makers? What if evaluations actually asked evaluative questions and gave clear, evaluative answers? Some practical ideas and suggestions from an Evaluation 09 demonstration session by Jane Davidson (session #339). http://RealEvaluation.com #nuts-and-bolts #decision-making #real-world #EvaluationManagersandSupervisors #Evaluation2009 #utilization #2009Conference #Questions #EvaluationUse #answers #evaluative

Actionable answers AEA 2009.pdf



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Eval13 Session 718: Evaluative Thinking: Principles and Practices to Enhance Evaluation Capacity and Quality

In this workshop, we help participants better understand evaluative thinking in relation to their own context, and respond to Preskill's "how" question by presenting tangible activities that we believe promote ET among individuals and organizations

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Eval11 Session 218: Evaluative Thinking: What is it? Why does it matter? How can we measure it?

Evaluation capacity building (ECB) focuses on facilitating the development of individual and organizational competencies and structures—such as evaluation knowledge and an organizational culture of evaluation—that promote sustained, high quality evaluation. Evaluative thinking is also mentioned...

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Using Evaluability Assessment to Design an Evaluation

Using appreciative inquiry in conducting an evaluability assessment, we focused on the strengths and success of the Institutional Research and Analytics (IR & A) at Southern Illinois University. Our challenge was to assess OIR & A and design an evaluation which would inform the office on how...

AEA 2016 EA Presentation - T. Grayson.pptx



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Eval12 Session 344: From Thinking Evaluatively to Acting Evaluatively

Presentation provides overview of the session, the process for 'Thinking Evaluatively' and the steps involved. The problem of childhood obestiy is used to demonstrate use of the tools, including stakeholder analysis and action oriented strategy mapping. #Non-ProfitsandFoundationsEvaluation ...

2012 10 25 AEA Thinking to Acting Evaluatively Presentation to Post on AEA.pdf