ANZEA Conference 2013

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With thanks to our keynotes, conference and workshop presenters and the 160 delegates who attended and contributed to another successful Conference

ANZEA Conference 2013

Our theme was Evaluation ‘at large’ – Local, national and global influences

Kimihia, rangahaua, rurukuhia. Ka tatari te ao hurihuri, ma tātou!

                                                                          held 22 – 24 July 2013 at Alexandra Park, Epsom, Auckland

This year’s theme situated New Zealand evaluation in global contexts. The Conference considered how evaluation in Aotearoa is being impacted by global events and thinking and, in turn, what it has to contribute globally.

What is unique, and excellent, about Aotearoa evaluation? How do responsibilities to Māori, Pacific and other cultures and subcultures shape evaluation in New Zealand? How do we link with the wider world? Why do we need to? What global political, economic, social and environmental trends are likely to influence evaluation here in Aotearoa? What we can share with and learn from the wider world?

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Our three keynote speakers of high standing in the evaluation profession here and overseas were:

rodney hopson

Rodney K. Hopson

is the 2012 President of the American Evaluation Association. He is also Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership in the School of Education, and teaching faculty member in the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, in the School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University, USA. His research interests lie in social politics and policies, foundations of education, sociolinguistics, ethnography, and evaluation. His research and evaluation work is critically concerned with the differential impact of education and schooling on marginalized and underrepresented groups in the United States, southern Africa, and elsewhere, and seeking solutions to social and educational conditions in the form of alternative paradigms, epistemologies, and methods for oppressed and marginalized groups in global societies.

Chris Coryn

Chris Coryn

is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation programme and an Associate Professor in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research programme in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Learning, Research, and Technology at Western Michigan University, USA. He has published more than 80 scholarly, peer reviewed papers in research and evaluation journals and is currently the executive editor of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation. He has been involved in and led numerous research studies and evaluations, across several major domains, including education, science and technology, health and medicine, community and international development, and social and human services.

paul duignan

Paul Duignan

from New Zealand is an expert outcomes specialist and programme evaluator. He has worked in many sectors and with many organizations advising them on outcomes, evaluation, strategy, stakeholder processes, evidence-based practice an outcome-focused contracting. In particular he has extensive experience in the public and community health sectors, in all types of social programmes. He has worked on outcomes and evaluation issues for organizations ranging from the IMF on the international scene through to many government ministries, departments and agencies, and with small community providers within local communities. He has taught evaluation at postgraduate level at several universities here and overseas. He has won international evaluation awards for his work and was the sole New Zealand Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2005, based at the Urban Institute in Washington DC.

Conference Programme

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Conference Abstracts and presentations

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Conference Proceedings



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Shaun Akroyd & Marcel Kaipo Photovoice as an evaluative cultural lens PDF
Sonia Barnes & Alison Chetwin Evaluation on shifting ground PPT
Michael Blewden Process use –intentional practice or just good practice PPT
Michael Blewden & Sarah Greenaway Evaluation and Organisational change – managing complexity-guiding solutions PPT
Marnie Carter,Ned Hardie-Boys & Ella Spittle Reflections on Realist Evaluation: Unpacking the Mechanisms of Change PPT
Chris Coryn (Keynote) Evaluator Competency – just because you have a library card doesn’t make you Yoda PPT
Anne Duncan Demythologising the public servant evaluator. Word
Kristin Hobson, Abhik Roy & Chris Coryn Influences of hierarchical linear modeling in evaluation PDF
Rodney Hopson (Keynote) Decolonizing evaluation PDF
Julian King Evaluating value for money: A syncretic approach URL link –
Heather Kongs-Taylor Ensuring rigour –applying the programme evaluation standards to the development of a shared decision making tool PPT
Saville Kushner Evaluators should do what they can Word
Judy Oakden Evaluative rubrics PDF
Robin Peace, Rae Torrie, Mark Dalgety, Mathea Roorda & Robyn Bailey What does being Pakeha have to do with evaluation practice?

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Workshop Notes – Word

Ruth Pritchard & Carol McSporran Partners in evaluation PPT
Dr. Annie Weir & Dr. Richard Griffiths Meaningful outcomes for social services PPT


Conference Evaluation

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We wish to thank our sponsors for their generous support – Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education, Families Commission, Department of Statistics and Education Review Office.

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