Dr. Lori Wingate—Assistant Director, The Evaluation Center, WMU
Evaluation Cafe: April 17th, 2012
In this Eval Café session, Lori Wingate will engage participants in a discussion of some common misunderstandings when it comes to program evaluation language and practice. In a profession where virtually anyone can put “evaluator” on their business card, it is immensely important that we protect the integrity of the terminology we use and be conscientious about how our individual practices collectively influence the field. We will look at some widely repeated evaluation mistakes and missteps, consider the causes and consequences of these problems, and generate ideas about we can each work to set the record straight and keep in that way. Participants are invited to bring their favorite examples of evaluation myths, misconceptions, and mistakes to enrich and broaden the discussion.
Link to view handouts and slides wmich.edu/evalctr/2012/04/evalcafe-event-evaluation-myths-misconceptions-and-mistakes/
Link to view other Evaluation Cafés or to learn about upcoming Cafés: wmich.edu/evalctr/evaluation-cafe/
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Evaluation Center or Western Michigan University.
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