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Capacity, Complexity, and Collaboration to Transform Evaluation by Tom Archibald

Hi, my name is Tom Archibald, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech and board member of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). I’ve been thinking a lot about recent calls to transform evaluation. For example, we have: Blue Marble Evaluation’s Transformational Alignment Principle based on the premise of transforming evaluation to evaluate transformation The Equitable Evaluation …

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EERS Week: Adapt!: Lessons for evaluation from the #AdaptDev community by Tom Archibald

My name is Tom Archibald, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech and Board Member of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). In keeping with this week’s reflections on the EERS 2019 conference theme, Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World, I would like to share some insights and …

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EEE TIG Week: Tom Archibald on Whose Extension Counts?

EEE TIG Week: Tom Archibald on Whose Extension Counts? Hello, I’m Tom Archibald, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech. Debates about what counts as credible evidence in program evaluation and applied social science research have been ongoing for at least 20 years. Rad Resource: …

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Evaluative Thinking as a Way of Doing Business by Guy Sharrock, Tom Archibald and Jane Buckley

Greetings! We’re Guy Sharrock (Catholic Relief Services), Tom Archibald (Virginia Tech), and Jane Buckley (JCBConsulting). Following a much earlier aea365 post dated April 29, 2012, Evaluative Thinking: The ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ of Evaluation Capacity Building and Evaluation Practice, we’d like to describe what we are learning from our evaluative thinking (ET) work in Ethiopia …

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OL-ECB Week: Natalie Cook and Tom Archibald on ICYMI*: Roundup of Recent Evaluation Capacity Building Research

(*ICYMI (“in case you missed it”) we present a few summaries of recent ECB literature to help you stay up-to-date on this quickly evolving aspect of evaluation. Hi, we are Natalie Cook (Graduate Research Assistant) and Tom Archibald (Assistant Professor) from the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech. We both practice and …

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OL-ECB Week: Tom Archibald on Rad Resources for the Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) Commons

I’m Tom Archibald, Assistant Professor in the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech and Chief of Party of the USAID/Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal. I’m also Program Co-Chair for the OL-ECB TIG; as Sally Bond mentioned here on aea365 yesterday, as a TIG we are excited to develop an …

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#Eval15 Week: Tom Archibald on The Great Evaluative Thinking Scavenger Hunt at Evaluation 2015

I’m Tom Archibald, Chief of Party of the USAID/Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal and Assistant Professor of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech. I’ve just arrived in Chicago and am looking forward to another exciting week full of learning, connecting, and fun! Jane Buckley and I are getting ready for …

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OL-ECB Week: Tom Archibald and Guy Sharrock on Integrating Learning by Promoting Evaluative Thinking

Hi, we are Tom Archibald (Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech) and Guy Sharrock (Senior Technical Advisor for Learning with Catholic Relief Services). We believe one way to integrate and sustain learning in an organization is by intentionally promoting “evaluative thinking.” Evaluative thinking (ET) is an …

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Tom Archibald and Jane Buckley on Evaluative Thinking: The ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ of Evaluation Capacity Building and Evaluation Practice

Hi, we are Tom Archibald and Jane Buckley with the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation. Among other initiatives, we work in partnership with non-formal educators to build evaluation capacity. We have been exploring the idea of evaluative thinking, which we believe is an essential, yet elusive, ingredient in evaluation capacity building (ECB). Below, we …

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White Privilege Awareness Week: Relationship With My Own Maleness by Tom Kelly

“Men need feminist thinking.”  bell hooks* Almost 20 years ago I heard bell hooks for the first time and her recent death just two months ago reminded me how much her words simultaneously shook and hugged me (even in an auditorium her words never felt like a lecture). I am Tom Kelly, recently independent consultant …

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