We Can’t Include Everything and Everyone. So, what to do? On Boundaries – Evaluation Uncertainty

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We Can’t Include Everything and Everyone. So, what to do? On Boundaries – Evaluation Uncertainty

We Can’t Include Everything and Everyone. So, what to do? On Boundaries

Emily Gates
Assistant Professor, Boston College
emily.gates@bc.edu

I am an evaluator who also teaches evaluation courses and conducts research on evaluation. In my work, I draw on the ideas of boundaries and boundary critique from critical systems thinking. These ideas have deep philosophical roots and the potential to alter or affirm the way you see the world, and act and interact within it. They are fundamental to what ‘system’ and a ‘systems approach’ mean. In the limited space here, I share five points about boundaries.

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We Can’t Include Everything and Everyone. So, what to do? On Boundaries – Evaluation Uncertainty