Find resources by method or process in the Rainbow Framework

The BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework sorts more than 300 evaluation methods and processes into 7 clusters of tasks: Manage, Define, Frame, Describe, Understand Causes, Synthesise, and Report and Support Use. Each method and process has a number of curated resources linked to it. You can navigate through the Rainbow Framework to learn more about the different evaluation tasks, methods and processes, and find resources this way.

Or, if you are simply looking for resources to do with a specific method or process, you can use this form.

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Using the BetterEvaluation Rainbow Framework

This compact version of the Rainbow Framework prompts you to think about a series of key questions. It is important to consider all these issues, including reporting, at the beginning of an evaluation. The Framework can be used to plan an evaluation or to locate information about particular types of methods.


Using Structured Interviewing Techniques

This paper from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) explains structured interview techniques for GAO evaluators and how they can should be incorporates when appropriate.

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Lives: Lessons Learnt from Girl Hub

This 4-page brief discusses how Girl Hub used a story collection research methodology called SenseMaker to help generate girl-centred evidence to inform girls' empowerment interventions. The brief outlines what Sensemaker is, provides examples of Girl Hub's experience in practice, and reflects on future implementation

Using SenseMaker to Understand Girls' Education in Ethiopia

This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education among pastoralist communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia. View the accompanying methodological background brief, which discusses the use of SenseMaker and child-centred research.

Using Sensemaker to measure, learn and communicate about smallholder farmer inclusion

VECO, a Belgian NGO, describes the use of Sensemaker, a pattern detection software for analyzing 'micro-narratives, to measure the market inclusivity of smallholder farmers in Vietnam and Ecuador.

Using SenseMaker in Child-Centred Research

This paper is one of two documents submitted by Becca Smith related to the use of the SenseMaker approach to evaluate attitudes towards girls’ education in Ethiopia. This brief gives a methodological overview of child-centred research and the use of SenseMaker.

Using Rapid Appraisal Methods

This guide examines the benefits and limitations of the Rapid Appraisal approach. It also provides information regarding the evaluation options used by this approach, detailing each options usefulness, advantages, and limitations.

Using Q Method to Reveal Social Perspectives in Environmental Research

This document, written by the Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) covers a highly practical tutorial on how to carry through a Q study. It's instructive for EPA staff, graduate students and professionals working in the social sciences.

Using projective Techniques in the Evaluation of Groups....

"Using projective Techniques in the Evaluation of Groups for Children of Rehabilitating Drug Addicts" is the documentation of research that discusses and applies projective techniques to identify variables and draw conclusions about the mental health of a certain group of children.  

Using Programme Theory to Evaluate Complicated and Complex Aspects of Interventions

This article by Patricia J Rogers highlights the way program theory can be used in order to evaluate complicated or complex elements of programs.