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Eval13: Plenary - Which Evaluations Should We Believe? Origins of Credibility and Legitimacy in Politicized Environments

Presenter: Arthur Lupia Sponsored by the Presidential Strand Also, for reference, is a talk on a similar topic that Arthur gave at the National Academy of Sciences

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State of Qualitative Methods in the Early 21st Century: Top 10 Developments Over the Last Decade and Emergent Challenges

As the author of a major qualitative evaluation methods textbook, I have participated in and tracked debates and developments in qualitative approaches over the last four decades. I am currently writing the 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. The conference theme provides...

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Eval13: Session 88 - Keeping the Flow of Evaluative Learning Within Organizations

Few organizations will deny that evaluation findings can help them improve outcomes, compete for funding, or plan strategically. Although there is a growing appreciation for evaluation within organizations, fluid relationships between evaluation and program planning are still challenging. In...


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Eval12 Session 494: The Complex Ecology of Diversity: Strategies & Stories of Evaluation from Multiple Perspectives

Evaluation has the opportunity and, arguably, the responsibility to promote inclusion of varied, diverse stakeholders whose values and voices are often ignored in traditional evaluation contexts. By including diverse perspectives in our work, evaluators can redistribute power in both informal...

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