Join us April 21st at noon to hear J. Bradley Cousins present on the Evidence-based Principles to Guide Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation.
Evaluators working in tandem (if not, partnership) with members of the program community to produce evaluative knowledge is the fundamental defining feature of Collaborative Approaches to Evaluation (CAE). Some well-known examples – and there are many – are participatory evaluation (practical and transformative), empowerment evaluation and culturally responsive evaluation. In this colloquium, participants will learn about eight ‘evidence-based principles for CAE’ that we developed and validated over the past number of years (see, esp. Cousins et al. 2013, Shulha et al. 2016, Cousins, 2020). The principles are comprehensive and cover common issues and challenges associated with CAE context, purposes, process implementation, and consequences. They are particularly well suited to programs and evaluations associated with marginalized populations. Consideration will be given to practical applications of the principles and prospects for ongoing development and validation.
J. Bradley Cousins is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Education, Principal Researcher and previous Director of CRECS.
The Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) collaborates in research, evaluation, and training with organizations in the educational, social service, and health sectors to improve social programs and policies for citizens, especially those facing social exclusion. CRECS is the only bi-faculty research centre at uOttawa.