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Progressing a framework for Aboriginal evaluations, 16 May, Brisbane, Australia

16 May 2012 - 12:30pm
16 May 2012 - 5:00pm

Seminar Overview

While much insight has recently been generated around research methodologies used among Aboriginal groups, little has been generated around evaluation methodologies. How are Aboriginal-specific projects evaluated, by whom and for what purpose? What do Aboriginal people want evaluated and how might this
be measured? How can evaluators effectively and respectfully respond to these issues in their evaluation of Aboriginal programs? This presentation looks at recent Aboriginal evaluations conducted by BoysTown. It gives particular focus to the evaluation of a community employment initiative conducted in remote Western Australia where a multi-faceted methodology was used to hear the ‘voice’ of local people impacted by the initiative, including interviews, group discussion, art and photovoice. Various techniques were also used to
increase community participation and to make findings accessible to community members, program staff, government and other sectors. This presentation highlights the important cultural and community factors which influenced the evaluation design and dissemination of findings. It also shares key learnings in
conducting effective, respectful and collaborative evaluations with Aboriginal organisations and communities.

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