Title

Participatory Evaluation and Technology: Friend and Foe

Presenter Information

Susan Silver

Location

Room 2057

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2013

End Date

January 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the complexities of using communication technology along with face-toface methods in conducting participatory evaluations. Technology and methodology mediate social relations, determining contexts of participation and representations of program narratives. I draw on my experiences of conducting a mid-term qualitative evaluation of an international collaboration using web conferencing and SKYPE, along with face-to-face interviews and focus groups. The paper concludes with critical reflections of successful strategies, processes and outcomes.

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Participatory Evaluation and Technology: Friend and Foe

Room 2057

This paper explores the complexities of using communication technology along with face-toface methods in conducting participatory evaluations. Technology and methodology mediate social relations, determining contexts of participation and representations of program narratives. I draw on my experiences of conducting a mid-term qualitative evaluation of an international collaboration using web conferencing and SKYPE, along with face-to-face interviews and focus groups. The paper concludes with critical reflections of successful strategies, processes and outcomes.