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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What is Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)?

This slide show from Charles C Ragin, provides a detailed explanation, including examples, that clearly demonstrates the question, 'What is QCA?' 

What is process tracing actually tracing?

The paper, What is process tracing actually tracing? The three variants of process tracing methods and their uses and limitations is divided three parts. It starts by briefly presenting the existing orthodoxy regarding how PT methods are defined. It then introduces the three variants of PT, focusing on their differing analytical purposes and the degree to which the variants can be nested in mixed-method designs. Example studies of each variant are used to highlight the key differences across the variants.

What is meta-analysis?

This document explains the process and benefits of meta-analysis using the comparative analysis of different treatments as an example.

What is impact evaluation?

This video lecture given by Professor Howard White for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) provides an introduction to the importance of impact evaluation by demonstrating that if we simply measure what happened we won't know if observed changes are because of the actual project being measured.

What Is Impact

This discussion paper discusses the meaning of 'impact', moving beyond methodological debates to present different perspectives and dimensions that can affect how impact could be framed and evaluated.

What is democratic evaluation?

This article from Robert Picciotto provides an overview of democratic evaluation, particularly with reference to its use in the European Union context.

What is adaptive management and how does it work? (Working Paper #2)

This is the second paper in the BetterEvaluation Working Paper Series, Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptive Management. It explores the history, various definitions and forms of adaptive management, including Doing Development Differently (DDD), Thinking Working Politically (TWP), Problem-Driven Iterative Adaption (PDIA), and Collaboration, Learning and Adaption (CLA). It also explores what is needed for adaptive management to work.

What is a Scatterplot?

This website provides a tutorial on using and reading scatter plots and includes an oppotunity to test what you have learnt at the conclusion of the lesson. 

What is a Results/Performance Based Delivery System?

This resource is an invited presentation to the European Parliament committee on regional development. It touches on the questions of what it means to have a results-oriented system; why this is important and what it involves; and how the EU Cohesion policy can move towards this. The presentation emphasises the fact that a results oriented approach is a new way of thinking and managing and necessarily involves placing the focus on outcomes rather than process in all aspects of management and planning.

What is a LogFrame?

American University's resource What is a LogFrame, written by Kirsten Bording Collins, gives a concise overview of LogFrames. It covers LogFrame structures, tips for developing LogFrames, and strengths and weaknesses of LogFrames.

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