VIDEO: Data in the Driver’s Seat
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 video was selected as a “Top Submission” for the AEA’s Evaluation 2019 Video Project and is highlighted on the AEA conference’s website. The video below is only a taste of the enriching conversation that ensued, and we are planning to share an “Extended Version” of the video soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be updated on when we release the next video!