Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe (independent evaluation consultants) have just published a very interesting paper “The value iceberg: weighing the benefits of advocacy and campaigning” on the BetterEvaluation website.
The paper looks at how concepts of ‘value’ and ‘results’ are being applied to advocacy and campaigning and presents some alternative strategies for assessing advocacy. You can see the “value iceburg” below.
In a recent blog post, Ann K. Emery sets out 6 great ideas for displaying qualitative data:
- Word clouds
- Showcasing Open-Ended Survey Data Beside Closed-Ended Data (see example below)
- Photos Beside Participants’ Responses
- Icons Beside Descriptions and Responses
- Diagrams to Explain Concepts and Processes
- Graphic Timelines
Example of point 2 from Anne K. Emery:
Here is an excellent presentation on network analysis and evaluation originally presented at the America Evaluation Conference 2014:
I’m currently in Uganda where I’ve been conducting a workshop on “communicating evaluation findings effectively” as part of the GIZ project on Evaluation Capacity Development in Uganda.
I also made a presentation for the Uganda Evaluation Association as part of their Kampala Evaluation Talk series, focusing on “Four challenges and opportunities to communicating evaluation finding” which can be seen below.
Thanks to the participants of both the workshop and the talk for their enthusiasm and interest!
Recently I was running a series of focus groups and wanted to update myself on the “ways” and “hows” – I found the following three guides useful:
This week, 15-19 September, 2014, a new week-long campaign has been launched to highlight the importance of measurement in communications by AMEC, the communication evaluation industry association.
Here are some great new resources on network evaluation:
- the State of Network Evaluation (pdf) discusses current thinking on network evaluation frameworks, approaches, and tools.
- the Case Book (pdf) profiles nine network evaluations including key questions, methodologies, and results.