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Wednesday, September 19 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Size Matters: Quantifying the Size of the Challenge Through Big Data, Analytics and Evaluative Thinking

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Rico Namay (Ministry of Education, NZ)

Although at a young stage in terms of unleashing the full extent of what they can offer to policy-setting, big data and analytics plus evaluative thinking are a potent mix that could have real and huge impact in the way policy is set or research and evaluations are conducted in the future.

This presentation shows how the transformative power of linked government data and analytics, combined with the ability to ask the right questions, help:
  • evaluate policy options,
  • make value for money assessments,
  • target participants for intervention programs and
  • set specific and measurable goals for organisations; school clusters in particular.
Reflections on some lessons gleaned from the appplication of big data and analytics follow the examples.

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Keryn Hassall

I'm interested in how people think - about evaluation, about policies and programs, about their work, and how people think about other people.

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Rico Namay

Principal Analyst, Ministry of Education, New Zealand
Analytics, research and evaluation enthusiast; music and film fan; food lover; and not necessarily in that order.Although Rico has no degrees in music, film nor food he holds degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and has done studies in Statistics, Econometrics and Optimsation.Rico... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm AEST
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