Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Overview: An open source document clustering and search tool

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

"Overview is an open-source tool originally designed to help journalists find stories in large numbers of documents, by automatically sorting them according to topic and providing a fast visualization and reading interface. It’s also used for qualitative research, social media conversation analysis, legal document review, digital humanities, and more. Overview ...

Feminist Evaluation & Research: Theory & Practice

Friday, April 11th, 2014

    Sharon Brisolara PhD (Editor), Denise Seigart PhD (Editor), Saumitra SenGupta PhD (Editor) Paperback: 368 pages, Publisher: The Guilford Press; Publication Date: March 28, 2014 | ISBN-10: 1462515207 | ISBN-13: 978-1462515202 | Edition: 1 Available on Amazon (though at an expensive US$43 for a paperback!) No reviews available online as yet, but links to ...

The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Pawson, Ray. 2013. The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto. UK: Sage Publications. http://www.uk.sagepub.com Chapter 1 is available as a pdf. Hopefully other chapters will also become available this way, because this 240 page book is expensive. Contents Preface: The Armchair Methodologist and the Jobbing Researcher PART ONE: PRECURSORS AND PRINCIPLES Precursors: From the Library ...

Multiple Pathways to Policy Impact: Testing an Uptake Theory with QCA

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

by Barbara Befani, IDS Centre for Development Impact, PRACTICE PAPER. Number 05 October 2013. Available as pdf Abstract: Policy impact is a complex process influenced by multiple factors. An intermediate step in this process is policy uptake, or the adoption of measures by policymakers that reflect research findings and recommendations. The ...

Webinar series on evaluation: The beginnings of a list

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

To be extended and updated, with your help! American Evaluation Association: Coffee Break Demonstrations are 20 minute long webinars designed to introduce audience members to new tools, techniques, and strategies in the field of evaluation. Better Evaluation Series (2013) 8 webinars starting May 2013 Archives: 135 webinars!! INTERACTION: Impact Evaluation Guidance Note and Webinar ...

ICAI Seeks Views on Revised Evaluation Framework

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

  Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Wednesday 1 May 2013  "In our first report, ICAI’s Approach to Effectiveness and Value for Money,we set out an evaluation framework, consisting of 22 questions under 4 guiding criteria (objectives, delivery, impact and learning), to guide our lines of enquiry in reviews. In the light of ...

AEA resources on Social Network Analysis and Evaluation

Monday, April 29th, 2013

American Evaluation Association (AEA) Social Network  Analysis (SNA) Topical Interest Group (TIG) resources SNA TIG Home page About SNA Join SNA TIG Trainings Software Conferences References AEA365 | A Tip-a-Day by and for Evaluators Simon Geletta on Analyzing Hospital Visitation Data in Gephi Stacey Friedman on the Relevance of Social Network Analysis for Evaluation Sophia Guevara on Being a Social Network ...

Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Edited By Jeremy Holland, published by Practical Action. 2013 (from the Practical Action website) "Local people can generate their own numbers – and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Since the early 1990s there has been a quiet tide of innovation in generating statistics using ...

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

Monday, April 29th, 2013

. . (via IDS) Greeley, M., Lucas, H. and Chai, J. IDS Bulletin 44.2 Editor Greeley, M. Lucas, H. and Chai, J. Publisher IDS Purchase a print copy here. View abstracts online and subscribe to the IDS Bulletin. Growth in the use of real time digital information for monitoring has been rapid in developing countries across all ...

Enhancing Evaluation Use: Insights from Internal Evaluation Units

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Marlène Läubli Loud (Editor), John Mayne (Editor), Sage 1013. Available on Amazon John Mayne's summary (especially for MandE NEWS!) "The idea for the book was that much written about evaluation in organizations is written by outsiders such as academics and consultants. But in practice, there are those working ‘inside’ an organization who ...