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Deep Dive with Donna Mertens: Transformative Evaluation in International Development

  • Wed, April 22, 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online
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Please join Washington Evaluators online for a Deep Dive with Donna Mertens: Transformative Evaluation in International Development, April 22, 2020, 12:30pm.

Attendees will discuss Dr. Mertens' latest article with Ida Widianingsih, Transformative research and the sustainable development goals: challenges and a vision from Bandung, West Java. Attendees are asked to read this article in advance of the event .

Donna Mertens, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus; she taught research and evaluation at Gallaudet University for 31 years; she is a past president of the American Evaluation Association and served as the editor for the Journal for Mixed Methods Research for five years. She conducts and consults on evaluations in many countries, for example,reduction of gender based violence in Kyrgyzstan, environmental justice in Korea for Yonsei University, Kazakhstan for UN Women, Nepal and India for the World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency, Sri Lanka for the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association, Australia for the Aboriginal Health Education and Research Unit, and Egypt for Higher Education Development. The primary focus of her work is transformative mixed-methods inquiry in diverse communities that prioritizes ethical implications of research and evaluation in support of human rights and social justice. Her recent books include Mixed Methods Design in Evaluation, Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide (2nd ed.) (authored with Amy Wilson), Transformative Research and Evaluation, The Handbook of Social Research Ethics, Research and Evaluation in Education, Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods (5th ed.), and Indigenous Pathways into Social Research (co-edited with Fiona Cram and Bagele Chilisa).

This members-only online event is limited to 25 people; Members are able to register a guest. Please register by April 20 to confirm. Directions to connect online will be provided to registered participants a few days in advance of the event. 

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