Explaining

‘Explaining’ involves using qualitative work to understand unanticipated results from quantitative data.  In principle, this mechanism may operate in either direction – from qualitative to quantitative approaches or vice versa.

Sources

Carvalho, S. & White, H. (1996). Combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to poverty measurement and analysis. World Bank Technical Paper No.366. Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

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Director of BetterEvaluation/ Professor of Public Sector Evaluation, Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
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