Disappointing Evaluation Results, 11/17/2014
Misaligned Objectives and Design, Misuse use of Evaluation Tools
This presentation examines the impact of misaligned evaluation objectives; how inappropriate, through strong designs compromise our interpretation of findings; and, how evaluation tools, methods and approaches can sometimes erode our ability to draw accurate conclusions.
Monday, November 17, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
3 Corporate Square, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30329
Dr. Ann Doucette is the director of The Evaluators’ Institute (September 2008), director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness, and a research professor at Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has broad experience in the management, analysis, and evaluation of diverse intervention programs, the development of accountability and outcomes monitoring systems at individual and system levels; research methodology, data collection strategies, psychometric and measurement techniques, and applied statistical analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her expertise includes the development of performance and outcome measurement systems that target accountability, quality monitoring and outcomes for system and individual levels of intervention/care. Her work includes a specialized emphasis on measurement, which she considers fundamentally critical for evaluation practice, and a complex adaptive systems perspective. She has developed several assessment measurement approaches using Item Response Theory (IRT) to generate measures having greater precision using brief, less burdensome instrumentation, which have the potential to lead to computer-adaptive applications and real-time data usage.
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