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  1. Better Late Than Never: Workforce Supply Implications Of Later Entry Into Nursing

    Resource
    Example
    2007

    This report analyses nurse workforce data from 2005 and comes to the conclusion that the lack of interest in nursing may have been a temporary one mainly confined to young people choosing their first career.

  2. Specify the Key Evaluation Questions

    Task

    Key Evaluation Questions (KEQs) are the high-level questions that an evaluation is designed to answer - not specific questions that are asked in an interview or a questionnaire. Having an agreed set of Key Evaluation Questions (KEQs) makes it easier to decide what data to collect, how to analyze it, and how to report it.

  3. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 52: Holiday gifts for everyone

    Blog
    20th December, 2013

    For many of us, this is a time for reflecting back on the year and exchanging gifts.  So for this final post in the 52 weeks series for 2013, we wanted to share some evaluation gifts you can keep for yourself or share with your friends and colleagues.

  4. Data Dashboard

    Evaluation Option
    Organizational Dashboard

    Stephen Few defines a dashboard as: "A data dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, with the data consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance" (Few, 2004). 

    Data dashboards typically include several visualisations such as graphs or other visual representations of data, along with minimal text to describe the indicators being displayed on the dashboard. By displaying these visualisations on a single screen, the user can directly compare and draw conclusions from the data ‘at a glance’, which is not possible if the data is split across several screens or requires scrolling to view.  

  5. NetMiner

    Resource
    Tool
    2012

    This software from CYRAM allows the user to analyse social network data both visually and interactively which allows the detection of underlying structures and  patterns. 

  6. C4D Hub: Investigate Causal Attribution and Contribution

    Development Theme

    What is it?

    For most evaluations it is not enough to just gather and report data about activities and changes in conditions (expected results) - there needs to be an investigation of the role of the intervention in producing these results. This is needed for any outcome or impact evaluation and also for any evaluation that examines effectiveness or ways to improve performance.

  7. Local Administration and Reform Project Mid-Term Evaluation

    Resource

    This Mid-Term Evaluation from USAID provides an assessment of the ongoing Local Administration and Reform project (LAAR) which aims to strengthen governance and social reform in Cambodia.

  8. Regression Discontinuity Designs in Economics

    Resource
    Guide
    2010

    This paper from the Journal of Economic Literature outlines the main principles and uses of Regression Discontinuity (RD) designs in research.

  9. Using Phone Interviews

    Resource
    Guide
    2010

    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. 

  10. Does Head Start Improve Children’s Life Chances? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

    Resource
    Example
    2005

    This paper analyses the Head Start program which was established to support poor families with health and education services. A new source of funding was identified , which is the main factor behind this research to identify the program’s effects on health and schooling.

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