April, 2014

Apr 23 2014

A delightful unexpected benefit of program evaluation

Program evaluations are conducted for a range of reasons, including exploring the extent to which a program or initiative has met its intended objectives. It may also be necessary to know how efficient and effective a program has been, and whether it has delivered value for money. To explore these areas of enquiry, one or […]

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Apr 14 2014

The plural of anecdote is not data

You may have seen this meme recently, doing the social media circuit. Its origin is questionable, but seems to be credited to Frank Kotsonis, an American pharmacologist, although I don’t know from when. In my work as an evaluation and research consultant, I deal with anecdotes and data. When I saw this meme recently my […]

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