NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Researchers1
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 93 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pattyn, Valérie; Molenveld, Astrid; Befani, Barbara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) is gaining ground in evaluation circles, but the number of applications is still limited. In this article, we consider the challenges that can emerge during a QCA evaluation by drawing on our experience of conducting one in the field of development cooperation. For each stage of the evaluation process, we…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Froncek, Benjamin; Rohmann, Anette – American Journal of Evaluation, 2019
Practical-participatory evaluation is often considered an effective approach to enhancing evaluation use. Despite this generally positive connotation, potential negative effects of participatory evaluation have also been discussed in the literature but never empirically investigated before. Drawing upon the social--psychological procedural justice…
Descriptors: Participation, Evaluation, Stakeholders, Justice
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Arensman, Bodille; van Waegeningh, Cornelie; van Wessel, Margit – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Theory of change (ToC) is currently "the" approach for the evaluation and planning of international development programs. This approach is considered especially suitable for complex interventions. We question this assumption and argue that ToC's focus on cause-effect logic and intended outcomes does not do justice to the recursive nature…
Descriptors: Theories, Change, Program Evaluation, Advocacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Svensson, Kate; Szijarto, Barbara; Milley, Peter; Cousins, J. Bradley – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Social innovations (SIs) frequently bring previously unrelated actors, ideas, and practices together in new configurations with the goal of addressing social needs. However, the dizzying variety of definitions of SI and their dynamic, exploratory character raise dilemmas for evaluators tasked with their evaluations. This article is based on a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Evaluation Research, Comparative Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ruff, Kate; Olsen, Sara – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
The authors of this article suggest three features of a common approach to impact measurement: harness operational data, use constructs with bounded flexibility, and develop a cadre of analysts who are skilled at interpreting reports. The analysts are the most crucial of these. Evaluators are well suited to step into these roles, but it will…
Descriptors: Measurement, Evaluators, Investment, Financial Services
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Groth Andersson, Signe; Denvall, Verner – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
In recent years, performance management (PM) has become a buzzword in public sector organizations. Well-functioning PM systems rely on valid performance data, but critics point out that conflicting rationale or logic among professional staff in recording information can undermine the quality of the data. Based on a case study of social service…
Descriptors: Performance, Social Services, Case Studies, Data Collection
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Paz-Ybarnegaray, Rodrigo; Douthwaite, Boru – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
This article describes the development and use of a rapid evaluation approach to meet program accountability and learning requirements in a research for development program operating in five developing countries. The method identifies clusters of outcomes, both expected and unexpected, happening within areas of change. In a workshop, change agents…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Accountability, Developing Nations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kokko, Suvi; Lagerkvist, Carl Johan – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Using a case example of an innovative sanitation solution in a slum setting, this study explores the usefulness of the Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique in a program planning and evaluation context. Using a qualitative image-based method to map people's mental models of ill-structured problems such as sanitation can aid program planners and…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Evaluation Methods, Sanitation, Slums
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Breidahl, Karen N.; Gjelstrup, Gunnar; Hansen, Hanne Foss; Hansen, Morten Balle – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Research on the evaluation of large-scale public-sector reforms is rare. This article sets out to fill that gap in the evaluation literature and argues that it is of vital importance since the impact of such reforms is considerable and they change the context in which evaluations of other and more delimited policy areas take place. In our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Social Action, Evaluation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pouw, Nicky; Dietz, Ton; Bélemvire, Adame; de Groot, Dieneke; Millar, David; Obeng, Francis; Rijneveld, Wouter; Van der Geest, Kees; Vlaminck, Zjos; Zaal, Fred – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
This article presents the principles and findings of developing a new participatory assessment of development (PADev) evaluation approach that was codesigned with Dutch nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and northern and southern research institutes over a period of 4 years in the context of rural development in Ghana and Burkina Faso. Although…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Nongovernmental Organizations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pleger, Lyn; Sager, Fritz; Morris, Michael; Meyer, Wolfgang; Stockmann, Reinhard – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Pressure on evaluators has been investigated recently by surveys in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. This study compares the results of those studies regarding pressure on evaluators in different countries. The findings suggest that independence of evaluations does not exist for many respondents. Moreover, the person who commissioned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluators, Comparative Analysis, Surveys
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
van Draanen, Jenna – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
There is currently a paucity of literature in the field of evaluation regarding the practice of reflection and reflexivity and a lack of available tools to guide this practice--yet using a reflexive model can enhance evaluation practice. This paper focuses on the methods and results of a reflexive inquiry that was conducted during a participatory…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reflection, Evaluation Methods, Participatory Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Olejniczak, Karol – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Knowledge brokering is a promising practice for addressing the challenge of using research evidence, including evaluation findings, in policy implementation. For public policy practitioners, it means playing the role of an intermediary who steers the flow of knowledge between producers (researchers) and users (decision makers). It requires a set…
Descriptors: Evaluation Utilization, Program Improvement, Program Implementation, Public Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cheng, Shu-Huei; King, Jean A. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Researchers have conducted numerous empirical studies on evaluation capacity (EC) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Western cultural settings. However, little is known about these practices in non-Western contexts. To that end, this study identified the major dimensions of EC and feasible ECB approaches in Taiwanese elementary and junior…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Human Resources, Foreign Countries, Delphi Technique
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Abma, Tineke A.; Leyerzapf, Hannah; Landeweer, Elleke – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Responsive evaluation honors democratic and participatory values and intends to foster dialogues among stakeholders to include their voices and enhance mutual understandings. The question explored in this article is whether and how responsive evaluation can offer a platform for moral learning ("Bildung") in the interference zone between…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Psychiatry, Medical Services, Privacy
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7