Category Archives: evaluation tools

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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Evaluation Designs When You Have Small Sample Sizes

Evaluation occurs in real-world contexts, which means that we often don’t have as much control as we do in research projects. For example, in research we may be able to randomize participants to receive an intervention or not, whereas randomization … Continue reading

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Indicators

Will be working on creating some indicators, so I figured it was a good time to brush up on them! Read two items – a guide and a journal article – and my notes from them are below. The Good Indicators … Continue reading

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