Rick Davies

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  • Data mining is the systematic process of discovering patterns in data sets through the use of computer algorithms.
  • Comparative case studies can be useful to check variation in program implementation. 
  • Hierarchical card sorting (HCS) is a participatory card sorting method designed to provide insight into how people categorise and rank different phenomena.


  • An assessment of the extent to which an intervention can be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion.


  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is an evaluation approach that supports causal reasoning by examining how different conditions contribute to an outcome.