CONFERENCE STRANDS BETTER EVIDENCE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION focuses on how public sector institutions use evidence in policy and decision-making to deliver better outcomes for society. MERL TECH provides a platform for delegates to discuss the influence of technology on how practitioners design M&E studies, collect data, analyse information, report on and visualise data.
Through active engagement during the summer school, participants will: learn about realist methodology (realist evaluation and synthesis) and clarify fundamental principles; explore if realist methodology is a right fit given scope and nature of inquiry; identify/address/overcome research design challenges; develop programme/middle range theories and context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configurations; receive individualized consultations with facilitators; have the opportunity to present work-in-pr
Founded in 2009, The Story Conference provides a space for practitioners interested in sharing, exploring and co-creating new ways of working with story-based methods. Emerging from the last conference held in 2016 the book “The Story Cookbook: Practical recipes for change” being published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing which will also provide a special feature point at the conference.
Themes Child and social welfare Education Humanitarian aid Crime and justice International development Environment and climate change Health and human services Mental health services Big data and data science The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in evaluation and evidence synthesis Key dates Submission deadline: April 7, 2019 Registration deadline for accepted presenters: May 26, 2019 Last day of early registration fee: August 18, 2019