February, 2020

Feb 24 2020

Can anything be measured?

Evaluation is fundamentally about measurement. But can anything be measured? Even intangibles? Many of my evaluation projects involve measuring intangibles. For example, measuring the value of the arts in regional towns, the impact of a funding program, or the value of a proposed cultural initiative. The extent to which these things can be measured is […]

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Feb 12 2020

Yes, please be judgemental

Evaluation is a field in which we encourage judgement. Rather than living by the ‘Please don’t be so judgemental’ mantra, evaluation is about judgement. It involves pulling all of the empirical data together and making a call. Making a judgement in evaluation goes from the ‘what is so’ (typical of research), to the ‘so what’. […]

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