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Evaluation 2008

Posted by on July 24th, 2008 0 comments

The American Evaluation Association’s 2008 annual meeting with its “Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice” theme, will be November 5-8 in Denver.  There will be three days chock full o’ presentations about evaluating almost any kind of program you can think of (including health promotion but not including health sciences librarianship).  To see if this is… Read More »

Posted in: News

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What Is “Appreciative Inquiry”?

Posted by on July 23rd, 2008 0 comments

Christie, C.A. “Appreciative inquiry as a method for evaluation: an interview with Hallie Preskill.”  American Journal of Evaluation. Dec 2006. 27(4): 466-474. In this interview, Preskill defines appreciative inquiry as “…a process that builds on past successes (and peak experiences) in an effort to design and implement future actions.” (p. 466)  She points out that… Read More »

Posted in: Research Reads

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What Does “Effective” Mean?

Posted by on July 22nd, 2008 0 comments

Schweigert, F.J. “The meaning of effectiveness in assessing community initiatives.” American Journal of Evaluation. Dec 2006. 27(4):416-426. Evaluators have a way of coming up with answers to questions we didn’t know we had, such as, “what does ‘effective’ mean?” This article points out that the meaning varies according to context. Sometimes a positive judgement means… Read More »

Posted in: Research Reads

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Nuggets from the Health Program Evaluation Field

Posted by on July 22nd, 2008 0 comments

Grembowski, D.  The Practice of Health Program Evaluation.  Sage, 2001.  Info about this book from Google books. Not a new book, but an interesting one, with information of potential use to us in thinking about evaluating health information outreach.  Some general overview perspective from the book: Most evaluations are conducted to answer two questions:  Is… Read More »

Posted in: Research Reads

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More from MLA on Library Value

Posted by on July 15th, 2008 0 comments

This year’s Medical Library Association annual meeting in Chicago had several good sessions in which speakers presented experiences and approaches to assigning dollar values to library services and activities. These included: “A Calculator for Measuring the Impact of Health Sciences Libraries and Librarians” presented by Betsy Kelly and Barb Jones of the MidContinental Region, National… Read More »

Posted in: Library Value

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