Learn about key topics in policy and evaluation with ARTD’s webinars.
Complex Strategic Responses: how to collect data for decision making
(26 May 2023)
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #7 with Kara Scally-Irvine, KSI Consulting
Leveraging the concept of Leverage Points to make a bigger difference
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #6 with Brad Astbury, Associate Professor – Health System Evaluation for the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.
Improving Realist Evaluation Practice: Fake Handbags and Methodological Thought Police
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #4 – with Eleanor Williams (Victorian Department of Health)
(17 Feb, 2023)
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #3 – with Brian Keogh (Cobalt 59)
Managing Change: is it possible? Or are we mindless microbes?
(16 Dec, 2022)
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #2 – with Scott Bayley
Help! I’m doing an impact evaluation, what evidence do I need?
(5 Dec, 2022)
ARTD-X Friday Afternoon Thinks #1 – with Andrew Hawkins
Can you have a ‘theory of change’ without a ‘theory of causality’?
(4 Nov, 2022)
Using social research and evaluation to measure resilience and recovery outcomes
How social research and evaluation approaches, including systems thinking, attribution and contribution, and rubrics, can help government agencies understand and measure resilience and recovery outcomes.
Evaluation Approaches that Support Self-Determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Director Simon Jordan participated in a fireside chat hosted by the Australian Evaluation Society with Ruth McCausland and Dr Tiffany McComsey (Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation) about Evaluation Approaches that Support Self-Determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. You can watch the AES’s recording of that session here.
When it comes to evaluation, the humble survey is an essential tool for gathering both quantitative and qualitative data. If you know what you need to measure and have specific questions about perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, or behaviour, a survey may be the way to go.
Although many surveys on the surface may seem like just a list of questions, it’s the thinking and knowledge behind a survey that makes it effective and valid…or not.
So how do you go about constructing an effective survey?
In this hour-long webinar, ARTD Partner Andrew Hawkins takes you through the basic building blocks of good survey design. We follow this up with a Q&A with Tourism Manager Rebecca Dawes from environmental non-profit Take 3 For the Sea, to discuss some of their learnings from implementing and analysing surveys, with ARTD’s support.
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Challenges in Health Sector Evaluations – Part 1
Emily Verstege and Sharon Marra-Brown discuss some of the some of the issues we negotiate when doing evaluations of health interventions or systems, from getting greater participation form health workers, who have so many things vying for their attention, to the need for careful approaches when researching with people in contact with the health system (as patients or families), who are often fearful or in pain. Done sensitively, evaluation can be a way of helping people create a legacy, construct meaning or integrate their new identity (for example, as a cancer survivor).
Challenges in Health Sector Evaluations – Part 2
Emily Verstege and Sharon Marra-Brown discuss what needs to be considered when dealing with big data in health evaluations, the value of existing data, and the intersection between quality improvement, research and evaluation.
Emerging Trends in Public Policy Evaluation: Human Services Sector Strategy Setting and Commissioning for Outcomes
ARTD Partner, Michael Brooks in conversation with Communications Officer, Kate Sunners on changing trends in strategy setting and commissioning for outcomes during the pandemic.
Business as Unusual: Making Inclusive Choices
Program managers and designers, researchers and evaluators have rapidly adjusted our ways of working to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. How well have we navigated these changes? What implications have our decisions had for inclusion? What challenges have we encountered and what have we found out about what ‘works’? What should we consider taking forward and what issues do we need to address? Watch our panelists participate in an interactive online discussion on what we’ve learned about making inclusive choices.
– Therese Kennedy (inclusive communications) – The Information Access Group
– Simon Green (young people and disability)
– Jo Farmer (Evaluation with a mental health lived experience lens) – Jo Farmer Consulting
– Julie Duong (culturally diverse communities and people with disability) – Empowering Solutions
Business as Unusual Webinar Series – the 3R Framework – Evaluative Thinking Under Pressure
We’ve developed the 3R Framework to support decision-making under pressure. It’s based on the principles of action research and developmental evaluation and is a way of considering how we react in a crisis situation, and how evaluative thinking might provide a way to navigate through it with purpose.
Business as Unusual: Sense Making in Real Time
This video explains how you can use sense making in a high pressure time to identify insights that lead to concrete action.
Business as Unusual: Empowerment Evaluation Theory
A webinar presentation of the theory behind Empowerment Evaluation, presented by Dr David Fetterman who is the founder of Empowerment Evaluation.
Business as Unusual: The Three Steps to Empowerment Evaluation
A webinar presentation of the three steps of an Empowerment Evaluation process, presented by Dr David Fetterman who is the founder of Empowerment Evaluation.
Business as Unusual: Empowerment Evaluation Worked Example
A webinar presentation demonstrating a worked example for using the process of Empowerment Evaluation, presented by Dr David Fetterman who is the founder of Empowerment Evaluation.
+ Read the blog post mentioned by Dr Fetterman
We’ve also been involved in podcasts.
EVAL CAFE EPISODE 18: What’s in the Mystery Box? (February 2019)
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