Category Archives: Evaluation Humour

The Internal Evaluator’s Carol

With the winter holiday season in full swing, the CES-NS Executive wanted to share an evaluation appropriate jingle to accompany you to the next get together, office party, or ugly sweater contest. Credit for the wee jingle goes to Kylie Hutchinson, a BC evaluator, who writes an evaluator’s Christmas Carol every year.

(sung to the tune of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’)

Oh come all ye data,
For this pilot program,
Oh show me, oh show me,
Sig-nif-i-cance.
I have collected,
cleaned and analyzed,
Now prove that it’s effective,
Please prove that it’s effective,
Oh prove that it’s effective!
S-P-S-S.

I must remain,
Arms length and objective,
Although the management,
is pressuring me.
What will they say?
If I find no impact,
I must be strong, not waver,
I’m doing them a favor,
We’ll learn from this I wager,
M&E.

Time for statistics,
Chi Square and Regression,
T-test, ANOVA,
My fingers are crossed.
Thanks be to those for,
Program Eval Standards,
You are my point of reference,
But really it’s my preference,
I’m asking for with deference,
Sig-nif-i-cance!