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I am a graduate student at Arizona State University and we’ve been looking at the difference between research and evaluation. I appreciate the visual you provided and the thought that evaluation is the bridge between research and practice. Ii helped to illustrate the role that evaluation plays on both ends–in research and in practice. I am intrigued in your assessment that evaluation can use practice to inform research. And even more appreciate your thoughts on boundaries. How can you put a boundary on that? Clearly you did not have an answer for that, but as an evaluator, do you currently see boundaries? How have they impacted you in your work? Thank you for helping me gain better insight into this complex relationship!