New resource: the value iceberg: weighing the benefits of advocacy and campaigning

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.

View the paper here>>

December 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

6 ideas for displaying qualitative data

In a recent blog post, Ann K. Emery sets out 6 great ideas for displaying qualitative data:

  1. Word clouds
  2. Showcasing Open-Ended Survey Data Beside Closed-Ended Data (see example below)
  3. Photos Beside Participants’ Responses
  4. Icons Beside Descriptions and Responses
  5. Diagrams to Explain Concepts and Processes
  6. Graphic Timelines

Read her full post here>>

Example of point 2 from Anne K. Emery: 

December 9, 2014 at 11:44 am Leave a comment

New resource: Network Analysis from Start to Finish

Here is an excellent presentation on network analysis and evaluation originally presented at the America Evaluation Conference 2014:

Network Analysis from Start to Finish:Techniques, Tools, and Tips for Evaluating Your Network by Bobbi J. Carothers (pdf) >>

November 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Four challenges and opportunities for communicating evaluation findings

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!

October 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm 2 comments

Three guides for focus groups

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:

Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (Richard A. Krueger, University of Minnesota) (pdf) >> 

 Guidelines for Conducting a Focus Group (Eliot & Associates) (pdf) >>

Toolkit for Conducting Focus Groups (Omni) (pdf) >>

 

September 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm 3 comments

This week is AMEC measurement week – plenty of interesting activities and events!

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.

Check out the activities and events happening globally here>>

September 15, 2014 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Resources on network evaluation

  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.

 

 

 

September 4, 2014 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

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