Evidence-Based Principles to Guide Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation
Presented by J. Bradley Cousins, University of Ottawa
Please join Dr. Cousins as he presents an interactive workshop focused on practice in collaborative approaches to evaluation (CAE).
Featured will be the work of a research team headed by Cousins, Whitmore and Shulha that has been unfolding over a 3.5 year period (Cousins, Whitmore & Shulha, 2013, 2014; Shulha, Whitmore, Cousins, Al Hudib & Gilbert, in press). Following the session, participants will be able to:
(i) Describe the set of principles to guide CAE
(ii) Discuss ways in which the principles are interrelated in the context of evaluation practice.
(iii) Identify ways in which principles may be used to guide and/or analyze collaborative practice in evaluation and evaluation training.
(iv) Design potential field tests of the principles in the context of authentic evaluation practice.
Session participants will be invited to consider designing and implementing field tests of the principles as part of a long term international project.
J. Bradley Cousins is Professor of Evaluation at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa and former Director of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services. Cousins’ main interests in program evaluation include participatory and collaborative approaches, use, and capacity building. He received his Ph.D. in educational measurement and evaluation from the University of Toronto in 1988. Throughout his career he has received several awards for his work in evaluation including the ‘Contribution to Evaluation in Canada’ award (CES, 1999), the Paul F. Lazarsfeld award for theory in evaluation (AEA, 2008) and the AERA Research on Evaluation ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ (2011). He has published many articles and books on evaluation and was Editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation from 2002 to 2010. Throughout his career has contributed greatly to evaluation training and capacity building and collaborative approaches to evaluation.