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Susan Kistler on Songs With an Evaluation Message

I am Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and aea365’s regular Saturday contributor. On occasion, I offer training on different aspects of evaluation. Following a recent workshop at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute, I posted the following to AEA’s LinkedIn Group:

Do you know of songs with an evaluation bent? This might be filed under ‘weird question of the week.’ I am teaching workshops on evaluation, in particular on data visualization. I regularly use two songs as transitions- “Do you want the truth or something beautiful” from Paloma Faith (a great bluesy rumination) and “I Love Charts” from Sid the Sience Kid (a children’s song that shouts “Charts rule!”).

Ever-responsive, the LinkedIn group came back with a plethora of suggestions.

Rad Resources – Evaluation Related Songs: Suggestions from our colleagues included:

Hot Tip – AEA on LinkedIn: AEA’s LinkedIn group is a great start to connect with colleagues far and wide for guidance on questions from the lighthearted to the fundamental. Members and nonmembers alike are welcome to join the conversation.

Get Involved – Suggest a Song: Any songs we’re still missing? Share your ideas via the comments. Thanks!

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  • Chad Green · March 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    “The End” by The Doors

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  • Ashley Holm · March 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    “Put it to the Test” by They Might Be Giants

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  • Mike Morris · March 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

    My song recommendation: “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?” by the Lovin’ Spoonful. — Mike

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