Category Archives: Evaluation

Collective Intelligence and practice-based Innovation: An idea evaluation method based on Collective Intelligence

Users and customers are becoming increasingly important sources of knowledge due to changes in innovation policies and paradigms. Simultaneously innovation is becoming more of a networking activity. New methods are needed for processing information and ideas coming from multiple sources … Continue reading

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On Open Evaluation and Peer Review

Open Evaluation will improve science. Researchers constantly evaluate each other — when we submit our results for publication, when we apply for grants, and when we apply for new jobs or promotions. Peer evaluation is our quality assurance strategy. And … Continue reading

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Building In Research and Evaluation: Human Inquiry for Living Systems

Yoland Wadsworth’s ground-breaking proposition is that the act of inquiry is the way by which every living organism and all collective human life goes about continuously learning, improving and changing. Building in Research and Evaluation explores this new approach, a … Continue reading

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Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use

Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws … Continue reading

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Point K: Free organizational assessment, logic model, and evaluation tools

Read Point K’s tools and resources build nonprofits’ ability to plan and evaluate their own programs. Our tools and resources are available at no charge; free registration is required. Point K Tools: Organizational Assessment Tool: A self-assessment survey and reporting … Continue reading

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