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.

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What a Logic Model Can Do For You

This paper from Wilder Research outlines the benefits of using logic models in program evaluation.  It also provides an example of a completed logic model to demonstrate its use.

West Lothian Children’s Rights Forum – Having Your Say

This case study from the Scottish Health Council provides an example of how participatory approaches can be used to incorporate the views of key stakeholders in the provision of health services.  The 'Your Say Forum' was set up ten years ago as part of the wider participation agenda, to give looked-after children and young people a voice and a structure to influence decision makers. 

Werner Ulrich's Home Page

This website provides a variety of resources from Werner Ulrich's work in a range of philosophical and research areas with a particular focus on his own work in critical systems thinking and practice or, Critical Systems Heuristics (CSH).

Weighting of Agricultural Research Results: Strength and Limitations of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

This paper discusses the usefulness of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in weighting agricultural research results in ex-post research evaluation. It provides the basis for theoretical discussion, reviews different methods and gives an in depth practical example of its application.

Webinar: Challenges that Complexity Poses for Monitoring and Evaluation and Systemic Thinking as a Means to Cope

This webinar by Ricardo Wilson-Grau for the Systems and Peace: Emerging Frontiers Webinar Series, explores the strengths and weaknesses of how Wilson-Grau broaches the subject of complexity and systems thinking with clients who engage him to support them in developing monitoring (or M&E) mechanisms or to evaluate their work.

Webinar recording: When the ‘Field’ is Online – Qualitative Data Collection

This NVIVO webinar explores ways that researchers can adapt their research approach use online data collection when face to face fieldwork isn’t possible. The webinar was a response to the disruption to fieldwork created by the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic. The Methodspace page links to the NVIVO webinar archive. 

Web-Based Surveys

This website from the Journal of Extension (JOE) provides a guide to the prupose and use of web-based surveys.


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This tool from the Open Indicators Consortium (OIC, archived) is a visualisation platform which allows the user to  integrate, analyse and visualise data at “nested” levels of geography, and to disseminate the results in a web page.

Wearing Six Thinking Hats

This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) outlines the process for using the six thinking hats techniques as a way to look at problems from a variety of different viewpoints.

Wading Through the Data Swamp: Program Evaluation 201

This website offers a self paced online module which examines alcohol and marijuana use case studies to produce descriptive statistics including the mean and standard deviation