VIDEO: Data in the Driver’s Seat – Extended Version
Earlier this year, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) released an open call for videos in advance of its 2019 conference, “Paths to the Future of Evaluation.” The videos were meant to examine some aspect of evaluation related to the conference theme. We decided to explore the question, “How has the demand for data to inform decisions evolved over the last 30 years?”
In our video submission, Founder & Principal Wendy Rosov sits down with two junior associates, Annie Jollymore and Shai Weener, to discuss their unique perspectives on both the benefits of an increase in demand for data and the challenges for their work in evaluation that come with this demand. How do they discuss with clients the limitations of data? How do they determine what data collection methods are best suited for certain situations? What conversations occur when the data don’t convey the outcomes the client desired? And, what does the future look like with data in the driver’s seat?
Our three minute video was selected as a “Top Submission” for the AEA’s Evaluation 2019 Video Project and is highlighted on the AEA conference’s website. Now, we are pleased to share an extended version of the video that captures even more of the enriching conversation among Wendy, Annie, and Shai. We hope this is beneficial, informative, and interesting to all in the field. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be updated on other video releases!