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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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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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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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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 2 – Epistemology

Epistemology studying and theorising about our knowledge of the world. we have lots of information, but how do we tell good information from bad information? “propositional knowledge” = knowledge that a certain proposition is the case “proposition” = what is … Continue reading

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Report on “Delivering the Benefits of Digital Health Care”

A report on “Delivering the benefits of digital health care” from Nuffield Trust in the UK recently came across my desk. It covers a bigger scope of technology than the project I’m working on (which is a project about transforming … Continue reading

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More readings on evaluation and complexity

I’m falling down a rabbit hole of reading on this topic! Here are some notes on more papers I’ve read lately… and there will be more (as again, this posting got quite long, so I’m just posting it now and … Continue reading

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Complexity and Evaluation

Notes from some readings on complexity and evaluation. A Review of Three Recent Books on Complexity and Evaluation Gerrits and Verweij (2015) reviewed three books that explored complexity and evaluation: Forss et al’s Evaluating the Complex: Attribution, Contribution, and Beyond … Continue reading

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Complex Adaptive Systems

We often hear that “The health care field is complex, perhaps the most complex of any area of the economy (Morrison, 200, cited in Begun et al, 2003). And yet despite the number of times I’ve heard this, I often … 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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