Surprise in Evaluation: Values and Valuing as Expressed in Political Ideology, Program Theory, Metrics, and Methodology (AEA 2011 – Think Tank Proposal)

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Jonny Morell
Joanne Farley
Tarek Azzam

Abstract:
How does political ideology affect program theories, methodologies, and metrics? Continue reading “Surprise in Evaluation: Values and Valuing as Expressed in Political Ideology, Program Theory, Metrics, and Methodology (AEA 2011 – Think Tank Proposal)”

AEA Session 2011 Development of a session on how ideology affects evaluation design

I’m sending this email to people who either expressed interest in participating the session or in helping to design it. Welcome fellow partners in crime and trouble makers! The purpose of this message is to get some discussion going to help set up the session. Here is what I have in mind. We can change it and shape it as the discussion evolves.

Theme of Panel
The basic them is how political ideology affects metrics and methodology. To give a simple example of both.

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Unexpected program outcomes as a function of the ideologies driving an evaluation – Some questions for the AEA

I want to spark a discussion of what evaluation might look like if it were practiced by people who were working from different ideological frameworks. It has been difficult for me to frame this post because my own politics are distinctly medium rare, and I don’t have the imagination needed to think deeply from other points of view. Still, I think that there are three reasons why this is an important exercise for the members of AEA.

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