While COVID-19 has significantly disrupted our lives, a closer inspection shows we are not all impacted in the same ways. In this article I consider what the COVID-19 disruptions might mean for evaluation practice, based on my learning at from attending two recent events, the Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ) online conference and the Australian Evaluation Society’s online FestEVAL.
Public health and social services are often hard to specify, complex to deliver and challenging to measure. This research uses a complexity theory-informed lens to explore the challenges and opportunities of contracting out for public health and social services in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Working online and working at home are not new to us, and probably aren’t to you either. But suddenly we find ourselves doing it more, and under different circumstances. In these new situations, we’re finding that we need to work a bit differently. Read more about what we are thinking in this latest news feed.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment commissioned Pragmatica to review the Envirolink scheme and inform them of how well…
I am presenting a session about rubrics called ” Rubrics — a tool for unboxing evaluative reasoning” with the rest of the Kinnect Group at the Australian Evaluation Conference. Hope to see you there.
Last updated 9 October, 2020 by Judy Oakden
With colleagues from Kinnect Group we published an e-book on the use of rubrics in evaluation
Julian King and I recently published a chapter about evaluation in Martin Tolich and Carl Davidson’s introductory social research textbook, Social science research in New Zealand: An introduction.
Change is quickening for individuals, communities, and institutions around the world. Often change brings excitement and opportunity, but sometimes it challenges us.
Judy Oakden presented a paper at the Operations Research Conference, Lancaster UK in September 2018. This presentation helped form the early stages of her MPhil research.