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 postcards to Sudan for a post event evaluation

This short blog describes how post cards were used to conduct an evaluation of a conference.

Using Plain English

This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) outlines the rationale for using plain English and describes a number of strategies that can be used to ensure documents are written clearly and concisely. 

Using Photos in Evaluation Reports

This blog, by Sherry Boyce, provides a number of tips and tricks to support the use of photos in evaluation reports.

Using Phone Interviews

This guide, written by Annie Irvine for the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Manchester examines the use of telephone interviews for research purposes. The paper also outlines the key findings of a study which attempted to shed light on the interactional differences between phone and face-to-face interviews. 

Using Phone Interviews

This toolkit explores the use of telephone interviews in qualitative research. It discusses the practical and methodological advantages of the approach, including minimal travel time and cost and increased anonymity for participants. The two main methodological objections to telephone interviews are traditionally: the difficulty of achieving rapport with participants; and the lack of non-verbal communication. The toolkit discusses whether these concerns are well-founded, and suggests that their significance may have been exaggerated.


Using Music Elicitation to Research People’s Relationship with Music

This toolkit describes the use of music elicitation in group research with Extreme Metal fans as a way of researching the music experiences and memories.

Using Mobile Data for Development

This guide, written by Ed Naef, Philipp Muelbert, Syed Raza, Raquel Frederick, Jake Kendall and Nirant Gupta for Cartesian and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides an examination of the use of mobile data collection in developing countries including how it can be leveraged for a range of development goals and potential obstacles that may be faced.

Using humanitarian evaluation for change: Insights from humanitarian practitioners

This guide, written by Alistair Hallam and Francesca Bonino for Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), outlines a framework for strengthening the capacity of humanitarian evaluations. The main aim of the paper is to motivate and encourage the discussion of ways to address the poor or ineffective use of evaluation.

Using Graphics to Report Evaluation Results

This guide provides detailed information on how to use graphics to represent data in evaluation reports.

Using Flip Charts

Archived resource - links to archived version of the original Flip Chart site

"Using Flip Charts is designed to help you get the most out of that ubiquitous meeting room item – the humble flip chart. Even though we live in a world of multimedia, PowerPoint and webinar meetings, the basic flipchart is so useful you cannot get rid of it…!" ("using flip charts," )