I am Liliana Rodríguez-Campos, Co-Chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG. I am also an evaluation professor and the director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Measurement at the University of South Florida. Among other achievements, I received the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Award. During my evaluation career I have been working on publications and presentations, with emphasis in collaborative evaluation, including my book Collaborative Evaluations: A Step-by-Step Model for the Evaluator (available in English and Spanish). I have offered training in both English and Spanish to a variety of audiences in the US and internationally. I would like to share some tools and tips based on my experience.
Hot Tip: A collaborative evaluation process should be clear and relevant to everyone involved in it. By having a realistic evaluation scope, you and the collaboration members can establish an achievable set of needs, expectations, and deliverables. I usually ask some clarification questions, for example: (a) When should the evaluation start and finish? (b) What do you expect the evaluation will achieve? (c) What happens if results differ from your expectations? (d) How are you planning to use the information provided by this evaluation? and (e) Do other main stakeholders agree with you on how to use the evaluation results?
The MCE is a comprehensive framework for guiding collaborative evaluations in a precise, realistic, and useful manner. It has six major components and, additionally, each of the subcomponents includes a set of 10 steps suggested to support the proper use of the MCE.
This page provides information about the English and Spanish editions of my book.
Publications about evaluation in collaborative, participatory and empowerment evaluation are presented as well as blogs and links to websites containing useful information.
CREAM is a non-profit agency that achieves its mission through collaborative work on a variety of evaluation projects.
Rad Resources- Recent Articles:
- · Rodríguez-Campos, L., Martz, W., & Rincones-Gómez, R. (2010). Evaluating a Multiculturalism Seminar in a Nonprofit Setting: A Collaborative Approach. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation 6(13).
- Rodríguez-Campos, L., Berson, M., Bellara, A., Owens, C., & Walker-Egea, C. (2010). Enhancing evaluation of a large scale civic education initiative with community-based focus groups. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development 7(3), 87-100.
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