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

In her 2007 presidential address to AEA, Hallie Preskill asked, "how do we build the capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to think evaluatively and engage in evaluation practice?" Evaluative thinking (ET) is mentioned with increasing frequency in the evaluation literature-...

Archibald & Buckley_AEA2013_ET.pdf

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GCSC and Evaluative Thinking

"Not a Member of the Project Core Team? But We Need Your Evaluative Feedback!" This is a presentation (#602) at the AEA 2013 27th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The presenters are sharing their experiences about how evaluative thinking became a way of life for the Greater Cincinnati STEM...

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Eval12 Session 276: Promoting Evaluative Thinking, the Missing Ingredient in Evaluation Capacity Building

This presentation by Jane Buckley and Thomas Archibald was part of a multipaper session entitled, "Overcoming Organization Culture to Adopt Evaluation Capacity Building," held on Thursday 10/25 at AEA 2012. When you do an evaluation for someone, she has an evaluation report. When you teach...

Buckley & Archibald_Teaching and Promoting ET_AEA 2012.pdf

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Eval12 Session 960: Seek, Listen and Ye Shall Find - Monitoring Development Projects in a Messy World

Presentation Abstract: International development projects operate within a complex ecology; not only do projects have multiple stakeholders, accountabilities and bottom lines, often times they operate in environments that are physically and bureaucratically challenging. To be successful projects...

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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

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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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