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Multi-disciplinary group dedicated to all aspects of evaluation research including programme evaluation, training evaluation and economic evaluation

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Comment by Jock Mackenzie on February 10, 2013 at 22:15

Hey All, I've just started evaluating a peer-based recovery-oriented youth supported accommodation and day program, (process and outcomes evaluation). I'm fairly new to evaluation and haven't yet identified a framework or theory that suits the project but it seems inherently aligned with mixed methods research. We are actually planning a research component using a two social network analysis measures both of which quantify changes in social networks from ones that support continued using to ones that support recovery. The tools are done face to face and involve lots of post-it notes and coloured paper dots representing using status of their social network members (i.e. the people they spend time with) and the idea is for them to map out their social networks and see what need to change. The mapping will occur 3 times at admission, during program and then at follow-up. The quant analysis will focus on correlations between standard measures such as drug use and quality of life  with social network change. The qual part will be to audio record a dialogue with them about how and why they were able to make changes over time and what impact that has had on them. This may allow some mixed methods speculation about what causal mechanisms underlie the qualitative correlations found, perhaps I'll do a focus group with some of them to confirm or amend these speculations. It's all rather ambitious given this is my first venture to MM and so I'll be keen to speak to people with some experience in working with participants inviting them to explore causal mechanisms of their own process of change.    

Comment by Larisa Kosygina on October 11, 2012 at 6:49

Ho, I did some projects focused on evaluation of state programmes in areas of international migration and gender equality.   

Comment by Lucie Shuker on August 3, 2012 at 8:09

I'm doing my first evaluation, and using realist evaluation. Anyone else used that?

Comment by Kate Golden on May 21, 2012 at 20:15

I'm all about the utilization-focused these days. That's what I'm currently working on, so I'm doing much learning about it. My current project sits at the intersection of child welfare and education. 

Comment by Rituu B Nanda on May 20, 2012 at 4:36

Thanks Richard. My interests are participative, transformative and utilization focused evaluation. Greetings from Delhi to all group members.

Comment by Richard Griffin on May 19, 2012 at 20:57
Ok - now that there are a few people in this group, what are your evaluation interest(s). For me it's workplace education and training evaluation (formative and summative).

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