Category Archives: methods

Webinar Notes: Systems Dynamics: Computer​ Models to Anticipate and Plan for Surprise

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is offering three webinars on Measurement for Quality Improvement. These are my notes from the third webinar: Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement: A Focus on Control Charts (I missed the second webinar and … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Making Data Matter: Measurement Basics for Quality Improvement

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is offering three webinars on Measurement for Quality Improvement. These are my notes from the first webinar: Measurement Basics for Quality Improvement (which was held on Oct 22, 2014, but which I realize I haven’t … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: “Emergence: Detection and Interpretation in a Leadership Program” by Michael Quinn Patton

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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Participatory Action Research (PAR) Lecture

I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on Participatory Action Research (PAR), which was being held as a kickoff for a three-day workshop on the same topic 1Wished I could have done the whole workshop, but I just couldn’t afford … Continue reading

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A Realist Synthesis Protocol Paper

Many moons ago, I did some work with a colleague on a grant application for a realist synthesis on self-management of chronic conditions and I was very pleased to be notified recently that this colleague has now published their protocol: … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Using Randomized Controlled Trial Designs in Community Settings

Using Randomized Controlled Trial Designs in Community Settings Presenter: Tim Aubry, U of Ottawa Date: 26 March 2014 CES Webinar RCTs often referred to as the “gold standard”, but not everyone believes it “methodological pluralist pragmatists” – program development in … Continue reading

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