E. Jane Davidson


Dr. Jane Davidson helps evaluators, evaluation teams, and organizations ask the right questions about quality, value, and performance - and get straight-to-the-point actionable answers.

Jane is internationally known for her work in applying critical thinking and evaluative reasoning to evaluation, policy, strategy, and program design. She is author of Evaluation Methodology Basics: The Nuts and Bolts of Sound Evaluation (Sage, 2005), which has sold well in the U.S. and internationally as a graduate text and evaluation practitioners’ guidebook.

Jane brings a distinctively multidisciplinary and refreshingly practical, plain language approach to her work, which spans education, health, social policy, leadership development, and many other areas.

Since winning the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Award in 2005, Jane has delivered keynote addresses and professional development workshops around the world, in the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Denmark, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting succinct answers to the most important questions [minibook]
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Avoid getting lost in indicators, measures, and analysis methods; use this guide to get clear, well-reasoned, insightful answers to the most important questions. Great tips for reporting that is succinct and straight-to-the-point without falling into the trap of oversimplification. This easy-to-read, informative minibook gives a practical overview of 6 elements essential for actionable evaluation.