EnCompass Insights

July 01, 2013

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We are at an important moment in evaluation. All kinds of people are engaged in evaluation, and sometimes they do not even call it evaluation. FastCompany named Nate Silver as 2013 #1 Most Creative Person in Business. In this interview, Silver—followed because of his excellent predictive algorithms based on large data sets—said:

"There's a lot of ways to take a lot of data, mangle what you're doing with it, not ask good questions, and get yourself in trouble."

Evaluation's commitment to mixed methods is precisely because numbers without the genius of context and...
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