“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.

Evaluator Self-Evaluation : When Self-Flagellation Is Not Enough

Evaluator Self-Evaluation : When Self-Flagellation Is Not Enough

Associate Professor Emma Williams, CE, heads the Evaluation and Knowledge Impact team at the Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory of Australia.

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The worst moment came when I realized I had lost the ability to read and write. How can any evaluator, especially a university-based evaluator, work without basic literacy skills? Which skills would go next?

About Me

I came to evaluation almost accidentally, which seems to be a traditional route into the field. For some years I was in government, commissioning external evaluations to be used to inform policy and investment frameworks. However, a departmental restructure gave me the chance to go to Charles Darwin University and work on the other side of ...

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