Tag Archives: methods

What is the “Global Trigger Tool”?

If we want to be able to  make our healthcare system safer, it’s important to be able to identify and measure adverse events – we need to know how much “harm from care” is occurring in our healthcare system and to … Continue reading

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Evaluation Designs When You Have Small Sample Sizes

Evaluation occurs in real-world contexts, which means that we often don’t have as much control as we do in research projects. For example, in research we may be able to randomize participants to receive an intervention or not, whereas randomization … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Social Network Analysis

Webinar hosted by Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) social network analysis: allows us to visualize and measure relationships in a network (e.g., how information is passed within the network) can help you identify people who have connections to groups … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Soft Systems Methodology: The Use of Rich Pictures from Evaluation

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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The “Iron Law of Purpose”

I was working on a presentation about “validity” for a group that is working on developing a survey and came across the following as I was looking something up in one of my research methods textbooks: Simply stated, the iron law of … 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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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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