“This is the evaluation book we’ve been waiting for! A must-read for all learning and working in the field.”    –Amanda M. Olejarski, West Chester University Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned is a candid collection of stories from seasoned evaluators from a variety of sectors sharing professional mistakes they have made in the past, and what they learned moving forward. As the only book of its kind, editor Kylie Hutchinson has collected a series of engaging, real-life examples that are both entertaining and informative. Each story offers universal lessons as takeaways, and discussion questions for reflective practice. The book is the perfect companion to anyone working in the evaluation field, and to instructors of program evaluation courses who want to bring the real world into their classroom. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

The Buffalo Jump : Lessons After the Fall

Gail Vallance Barrington, PhD, FCMC, CE, is an award-winning evaluation consultant, writer, and university professor who has led her independent consulting business for over 30 years.

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I once coordinated a two-day retreat for an evaluation in a rural area not far from a local geological formation—a buffalo jump.1 At the end of the first day we laughingly took a team photo lined up along the edge of the same cliff over which indigenous hunters had driven the bison long ago. They were easy prey. Little did I know that, one by one, the project team members and I would eventually disappear ourselves, as if we, too, had fallen over the edge. But I get ahead of ...

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