“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.

No, Actually, This Project Has to Stop Now : Learning When to Pull the Plug

Karen Snyder, PhD, MPH, has worked with NGOs, academia, government agencies, and philanthropic foundations with a focus on ending human trafficking, improving public health, and protecting the environment.

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My radar did not go off when I learned the data analyst was unfamiliar with quantitative data. Nor did I see the red flags when we unexpectedly discovered private and confidential information in the data, or even when the total number of cases in the data set did not match the number of individuals surveyed. This is the story of how I learned to trust my instincts and take action when an evaluation is going off track.

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