Category Archives: evaluation tools

CES Webinar Notes: Retrospective Pretest Survey

These are my rough notes from today’s CES webinar. Speaker: Evan Poncelet was asked “are retrospective post test (RPTs) legit?”, so it did some research on them you can’t always do a pre-test (e.g., evaluator brought on after program has … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

This year’s conference was in Halifax and, as always, it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my evaluation friends, make some wonderful new friends, to pause and reflect on my practice, and to learn a thing or two. And … 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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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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CES Webinar: Words of Evaluation

Title: Words of Evaluation: A terminological dictionary to clarify communication in evaluation practice Speakers: Richard Marceau, Francine Sylvain, Ghislan Arbour, Frank Hogg Offered by: Canadian Evaluation Society project at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) in Quebec City to create … Continue reading

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis

While researching evaluating complex programs/complex systems, I came across an evaluation approach/method that I wasn’t familiar with: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). So I’ve done a bit of reading on this to see if it might be something I can use … Continue reading

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Context in Evaluation

I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to address the many layers of “context” in the evaluation that I’m currently working on and found a few articles that I found quite useful. Here are my notes from reading those articles. We often … Continue reading

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What is the “Global Trigger Tool”?

If we want to be able to  make our healthcare system safer, it’s important to be able to identify and measure adverse events – we need to know how much “harm from care” is occurring in our healthcare system and to … Continue reading

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Informatics, Big Data, and Data Visualization

Notes from module 10 of the Interprofessional Health Informatics course I’m working on (plus side reading that I did to fill in some blanks/learn more about some things mentioned in the course). Big Data = size of a database that is … Continue reading

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