Author Archives: Beth

On Flexibility in Evaluation Design

Been doing some reading as I work on developing an evaluation plan for a complex program that will be implemented at many sites. Here are some notes from a few papers that I’ve read – I think if anything links … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Science

Another posting that was languishing in my drafts folder. Not sure why I didn’t published it when I wrote it, but here it is now! Berwick (2009) wrote an interesting commentary called “Broadening the view of evidence-based medicine” in which he … Continue reading

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Process Use of Evaluation

Just noticed this in my drafts folder – some notes on process use evaluation from some of the papers I’d been reading on the topic. Figured I should actually publish it. Definition of process use: “the utility to stakeholders of being … Continue reading

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Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) Conference Recap

In September, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Western Australia. As I did with the Canadian Evaluation Society conference, I’m going to summarize some of my insights, in addition to cataloguing all … Continue reading

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Canadian Evaluation Society 2016 conference recap

I recently spent a week at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)’s 2016 national conference in St. John’s, NL. I’ve been to the CES national conference twice before – 2010 in Victoria, BC and 2014 in Ottawa, ON – as well as … Continue reading

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One week until the 2016 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

One week from today, I’ll be on the opposite side of Canada, attending the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2016 conference. I’m doing presenting in two sessions at the conference: one pre-conference workshop and one conference presentation. On June 5, my sister and … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society 2014 Conference

I had the good fortune of being able to the attend the 35th annual conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society that was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from June 16-18, 2014. I’d only been to one CES conference previously, … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 7 – Time Travel

this module focused on the paradoxes of time travel and some ways to defend the logical possibility of backwards time travel (mostly from a David Lewis paper) time travel involves: external time = “time as it is registered by the world … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 6 – Are Scientific Theories True?

this module was not what I expected – I was expecting to learn about the philosophy of science (e.g., positivism, post-positivism, etc.), but instead the whole module was about the debate between scientific realism vs. scientific anti-realism – a debate … Continue reading

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Intro to Philosophy – Week 5 – Should You Believe What You Hear?

This week we are talking about “whether and in what circumstances you can believe what other people tell you” will talk about the Enlightenment (1700-1800) – where reason, science, and liberal democracy were on the rise and religion and monarchy … Continue reading

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