Evaluation Matters — He Take Tō Te Aromatawai 2: 2016
Hot of the press – the latest issue of ANZEA’s journal, Evaluation Matters — He Take Tō Te Aromatawai has been released and is free to access online at NZCER.
Hard copies of the journal are available for purchase from NZCER’s website.
Articles and Author(s)
- Evaluating in traumatic contexts: Considering the contextual, ethical, emotional, and political aspectsby Carol Mutch and Annie Weir
- “Dancing with data”: Investing in capacity building for non-government organisations (NGOs) by Annie Weir and Christa Fouche
Evaluating in traumatic contexts: Considering the contextual, ethical, emotional, and political aspects
Carol Mutch and Annie Weir
§ This article is drawn from the personal experience of two evaluators working in a post-disaster context. While the evaluators, also the authors of this article, were both experienced in a range of evaluation settings, they found that little in the evaluation literature prepared for them for working in such a physically exhausting and emotionally draining context. The article is set out in three parts. First, the authors synthesise the literature on evaluating in disaster and other traumatic contexts. Secondly, they outline the evaluation they undertook for The Salvation Army in the wake of the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Finally, the authors reflect on their experiences by discussing the evaluation context, design, ethics, implementation and outcomes in order to add to our growing understanding of evaluating in traumatic contexts.
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