Masterclass: Professional Work, Professionalism, & Professionalisation in Evaluation – Wellington 7 April
Although the professionalization movement in evaluation appears to be gathering momentum across the globe, there remain several largely unexplored issues. Inspection of these issues allows evaluators to step back and take a careful look at the ethical aims of their practice, specifically the public or civic value that evaluators as professionals aim to serve.
ANZEA is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership that will strengthen our links with evaluation in Canada. In a recently agreed Memorandum of Understanding between ANZEA and the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), we will promote membership in each other’s organisation by offering a discount to members who wish to belong to both organizations.
Case study has been a feature of evaluation of public programs now for many years as a single case, series of cases or as an element in multi-method, large scale evaluation designs. Justification for this approach to ‘valuing’ the complexity of programs in specific socio/political and cultural contexts is well documented. Yet the practice and quality of case study evaluations varies greatly and we still have much to learn about how to conduct and use them to inform policy making and practice.
Massey University is collaborating with the Data Futures Partnership to gauge people’s opinion about the sharing of data. We have had a workshop in Wellington and it is a really interesting subject and one that I feel as many people as possible would like to be able to have their say. Massey University is looking for a cross-section of people to take part in a workshop in Hamilton that will explore how comfortable or uncomfortable people are with sharing and use of their information (data).