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Monthly U-FE Webinar – Principle 4: Align

This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for Blue Marble Evaluation.

This month, we will be digging into the fourth operating principle of U-FE: Align. This principle calls us to ensure conceptual alignment of evaluation questions, design, methods, and analysis with intended use by intended users.

Utilization-focused evaluation is an ongoing alignment process. Silos abound. Identifying evaluation questions can be a siloed exercise that takes on a life of its own, detached from intended uses by intended users. Choosing methods, collecting data, and presenting results are typically treated as discrete evaluation functions. In U-FE, these evaluation functions are always undertaken with a focus on how each function will move the evaluation forward toward use. In this webinar, we will explore the opportunities and challenges to aligning evaluations.

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Have an issue you’re burning for us to address? Submit a question and we will do our best to answer it during this webinar or in one of Michael’s frequent YouTube videos!

Wed, 06/15/2022 – 15:00

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