What the Heck are We Evaluating, Anyway?

When you’re thinking about doing an evaluation — either conducting one yourself, or working with an external evaluator to conduct the evaluation — there are a number of issues to consider. (See our earlier article

Read More

Why Evaluate Your Program?

Program evaluation is a way to judge the effectiveness of a program. It can also provide valuable information to ensure that the program is maximally capable of achieving its intended results. Some of the common

Read More

What is “Normal”?

Why do so many of us aspire to be “normal?” Who decides what’s normal and abnormal? What happens to our self- and social- worth when we discover that we aren’t “normal?” In a recent article,

Read More

Don’t Blame the Robots

We’ve previously written about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new computer technologies on employment in the US. (See, for example, “Humans Need Not Apply: What Happens When There’s No More Work?” “Will President

Read More

Being Smart About What You Feel

Emotional Intelligence In a previous blogpost, “Interpersonal Skills Enhance Program Evaluation,” we discussed the importance of interpersonal and relational skills for program evaluators. These skills make effective and responsive interpersonal interaction possible. “Emotional Intelligence” underlies

Read More

What is “Normal”?

Why do so many of us aspire to be “normal?” Who decides what’s normal and abnormal? What happens to our self- and social- worth when

Read More

Don’t Blame the Robots

We’ve previously written about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new computer technologies on employment in the US. (See, for example, “Humans Need Not

Read More

Being Smart About What You Feel

Emotional Intelligence In a previous blogpost, “Interpersonal Skills Enhance Program Evaluation,” we discussed the importance of interpersonal and relational skills for program evaluators. These skills

Read More