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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #2

My notes from part 2 of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. one person commented that “measuring collective impact of small effects of multiple programs is almost always shot down by stakeholders in favour of … Continue reading

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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #1

Given my interest in complexity and evaluation, I decided to take the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. I’ve seen Jonny speak at conferences before and have learned some useful things, so figured I could … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change

Title: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change Offered by: FSG, New Profit, and the Collective Impact Forum. Speakers: -Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation -Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG-Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack-Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks … Continue reading

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On Flexibility in Evaluation Design

Been doing some reading as I work on developing an evaluation plan for a complex program that will be implemented at many sites. Here are some notes from a few papers that I’ve read – I think if anything links … Continue reading

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis

While researching evaluating complex programs/complex systems, I came across an evaluation approach/method that I wasn’t familiar with: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). So I’ve done a bit of reading on this to see if it might be something I can use … Continue reading

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More readings on evaluation and complexity

I’m falling down a rabbit hole of reading on this topic! Here are some notes on more papers I’ve read lately… and there will be more (as again, this posting got quite long, so I’m just posting it now and … Continue reading

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Complexity and Evaluation

Notes from some readings on complexity and evaluation. A Review of Three Recent Books on Complexity and Evaluation Gerrits and Verweij (2015) reviewed three books that explored complexity and evaluation: Forss et al’s Evaluating the Complex: Attribution, Contribution, and Beyond … Continue reading

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Complex Adaptive Systems

We often hear that “The health care field is complex, perhaps the most complex of any area of the economy (Morrison, 200, cited in Begun et al, 2003). And yet despite the number of times I’ve heard this, I often … Continue reading

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Complexity of EHR implementation and evaluation design

As I’ve mentioned, I’m currently developing an evaluation for the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system. Specifically, this project crosses multiple healthcare organizations, will be implemented in dozens of healthcare facilities run by those organizations, and will be used … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: “Cross Boundary Insights: Plans, Critical Incidents, and Outcomes” by Jonathan Morell

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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