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Introduction to Evaluation - A Distance Course with Dr. Michael Scriven, Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University

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Parts 1 and 2 (See below for details) $350.00 $8.75
Part 1 (See below for details) $250.00 $6.25

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Introduction to Evaluation: Part 1—The Nature and Domain of Evaluation
with Dr. Michael Scriven

October 11 and 12, 2008
10 am - 1 pm PST each day

This is a new approach to evaluation that first introduces it as a three-way cognitive function: evaluation as an extension of common sense, evaluation as a key component in all science, and evaluation as a neural survival mechanism; and only then as an extension of applied social science. Next we’ll briefly cover the history of evaluation, which goes back a little more than most evaluators realize: over two million years as a tacit skill, a thousand as a guild, and well over a hundred as a profession. Finally, we’ll look briefly at the nine independently developed branches of the field, and some ancient as well as recent additions to it.

This course will be taught in a live "virtual classroom" setting for 2 days, 3 hours per session. The courses are open to participants from anywhere on the globe.

We are pleased to be able to offer these courses to a limited group of participants for the low cost of $250 per person (for Part I) or for $350 (for both Parts I and II).

The program is designed to be completed from a distance with the aid of electronic video and voice contact, electronic whiteboard, and asynchronous access to the recordings of each class.

Technology Requirements: Computer microphone and speakers necessary. Webcam a plus.

Introduction to Evaluation: Part 2—The Logic and Practice of Evaluation
with Dr. Michael Scriven

November 1 and 2, 2008
10 am - 1 pm PST each day

In this second course, the group will spell out the logic of evaluation, which is a common core in the nine main branches of the field. Then the class will look at a general checklist for program evaluation, and how to apply it to real cases. Finally, the group will take on some of the most common fallacies about evaluation, and some other interesting puzzles and traps that evaluators run into frequently.

This course will be taught in a live "virtual classroom" setting for 2 days, 3 hours per session. The courses are open to participants from anywhere on the globe.

We are pleased to be able to offer these courses to a limited group of participants for the low cost of $250 per person (for Part I) or for $350 (for both Parts I and II).

The program is designed to be completed from a distance with the aid of electronic video and voice contact, electronic whiteboard, and asynchronous access to the recordings of each class.

Technology Requirements: Computer microphone and speakers necessary. Webcam a plus.

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