Sometimes we get stuck doing the same thing over and over again. Unfortunately, when it comes to reporting findings, that can mean long, complicated reports that don’t really speak to the audience. Evaluationary is a game designed to get you thinking about complex concepts in simple terms. Here are the instructions we developed for the… More
Evaluation and Access to Justice
On August 4, Cathexis joined the Law Foundation of Ontario and two of their grantees to present on the challenges and lessons learned in evaluating access to justice programming. This interactive “human library” presentation was held at the Summer 2011 IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) Workshops hosted in conjunction with the American Bar Association… More
Priority Sort: An Approach to Participatory Decision-Making
Help! We need to choose 10 indicators from a list of 50 – but which 10? Introducing a quick, participatory & (relatively) painless process for setting evaluation priorities.
Evaluator Compensation Survey
What is reasonable compensation for evaluators? What can students expect to earn if they choose a career in evaluation? What do employers need to offer if they want to recruit good evaluators? Find out more from the results of a Canada wide survey of CES members conducted in 2009.
Introduction to ARIMA
This presentation is intended to encourage evaluators to consider the use of AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models in order to strengthen evaluations. This presentation focuses on how ARIMA models improve upon simpler pre-post designs. When randomization or control groups are not possible or appropriate, it is possible to use ARIMA models to determine attribution… More
Evaluating Complex Initiatives
Cathexis has conducted many workshops and presentations on the evaluation of complex initiatives in various fora and for various audiences, such as public service staff and management, not-for-profit organizations, and others.