New Issue of Evaluation Exchange

Posted by on November 25, 2005

The new issue of “The Evaluation Exchange” periodical is now available on our website. It focuses on evaluation methodology, covering topics in contemporary evaluation thinking, techniques, and tools. Mel Mark, president-elect of the American Evaluation Association, kicks off the issue with a discussion about the role that evaluation theory plays in our methodological choices.

Other voices in the issue include Georgia State University evaluator Gary Henry, who makes the case for a paradigm shift in how we think about evaluation use and influence, and Robert Boruch, a Campbell Collaboration founder, who discusses the role of randomized trials in defining “what works.”

Other contributors to the issue respond to various “how to” questions, such as how to foster strategic learning, how to find tools that assess nonprofit organizational capacity, how to select and use various outcome models, how to increase the number of evaluators of color, how to enhance multicultural competency in evaluation, and how to measure what we value so others value what we measure.

Finally, the issue explores theory of change, cluster evaluation, and retrospective pretests — methodological approaches currently generating much interest and dialogue.

The issue is available free of charge at If you would like a hard copy just reply to this email to request it. We usually can also honor requests for multiple copies – please just let us know how you plan to use them. You can also subscribe to the hard copy version at

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