Assessing the independent contribution of population based programs/interpretation

Complexity and the Art of Evaluation – Reporting Sheet

Leader:    Felix Aeber

Participants: Sarah Gorman, Max, Millicent Burke, Sarah Partlett
Stefan Koufman, Bruce Paton, John Harvey,
Bridget Wetherall, Jim Curtis, Catherine Doran
Ian Blain

Key Points:

•    Evaluating the independent contribution of a project is inherently difficult.  A first step is to identify and catalogue co-variants.

•    Asking members of the target population about attribution might be a viable option, but is suggestive and misses social diffusion effects.  As evaluation is not the same as measurement, data that is collected require an appropriate interpretative context.

| May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Open Space Session |

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