SCEA at AEA 2011: Presentations on Evaluation Theory

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As evaluation practitioners, scholars, and students, we are often greeted by questions about the relationship between evaluation theory and practice. Our experiences suggest that development and advancement of these areas inevitably go hand-in-hand. In today’s post, we draw your attention to paper presentations about evaluation theory specifically. Those interested in this particular area might find … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Presentations on Network Analysis

The Evaluation field’s growth over the years have led to the development of new tools for practice in some cases and integration of existing tools from various disciplines in other cases. Social network analysis/network mapping is an example of an analytic method traditionally used in Sociology and Anthropology to study interaction within social groups that … Continue reading

SCEA Week on the aea365 Blog

In June 2011, we shared a call with the SCEA community for contributions to the American Evaluation Association’s aea365 Blog for SCEA Week. Members who responded to the call were asked to share a “lesson-learned” about conducting evaluations in their particular sector as it is situated in the Southern California context. They were also asked … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Roundtables

Earlier this week we highlighted poster presentations that SCEA members will be giving at this year’s AEA Meeting. In today’s post, we want to draw your attention to another venue in which presenters and their audience can closely engage with each other — roundtable sessions. Roundtables are held everyday during the conference and this year’s … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Poster Session

One of our favorite events at the Annual AEA Meeting is the Poster Session, which takes place concurrently with the conference’s Opening Reception, on Wednesday evening (November 2nd). The Poster Session is a great opportunity to access work that is currently being done in research- and practice-oriented settings in a less formal atmosphere. It is … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Topical Interest Groups

Since our involvement in SCEA, we have often been asked – particularly by graduate students and newly minted evaluators – how to become active in a professional organization as large as AEA. In our experience, one of the best ways to get involved is by participating in one of the organization’s 47 Topical Interest Groups (TIGs). … Continue reading

SCEA | Official Site Re-Launch

Greetings, SCEA Members! We are Anne Vo (University of California, Los Angeles) and John LaVelle (Claremont Graduate University) and we are excited to re-launch the Southern California Evaluation Association’s website with a series of posts that spotlight the work that members will be sharing at this year’s American Evaluation Association (AEA) Meeting in Anaheim! Starting today, … Continue reading

American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting – November 2-5, 2011

Join SCEA at this year’s AEA Conference in Anaheim! We look forward to seeing you!