E-Research Reading List on SRM

If you would like to access the SAGE e-books, articles, case studies, videos, and datasets mentioned in these posts, explore SAGE Research Methods through your academic library, or with a free trial. The saying goes, “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.” Like […]

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Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Emergency

I have been doing evaluations and writing about the evaluation profession for nearly 50 years. For the last decade, I’ve been writing about evaluation under conditions of complexity (Developmental Evaluation) and global systems transformations (Blue Marble Evaluation). I’ve been getting queries from colleagues young and old, novice evaluators and long-time practitioners, asking how I’m making […]

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Theory & Research Design: Recap

Dr. Sharon Ravitch was our March 2020 Mentor-in-Residence, and what a month it was! We started out thinking that our focus would be on theory and research design, with a well-deserved feature on the new edition of the new edition of Qualitative Research: Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological. However, the world had other plans! […]

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Basics of Theory: A Brief, Plain Language, Introduction

Throughout March we have explored research design, with a focus on theory and conceptual frameworks. Find the unfolding series here. Bernadette Wright and Steve Wallis, co-authors of Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation, were previous Mentors-in-residence. See their previous posts using this link.  Why worry about theory? In 1976, (yes, a few decades ago) the band […]

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