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Coding part 2: Thematic codingThis video tutorial from Graham H Gibbs (2010) provides an overview of thematic coding and examples to demostrate how it is done and how codes can be applied to the data.
Using structured interviewing techniquesThis paper from the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) explains structured interview techniques for GAO evaluators and how they can should be incorporates when appropriate.
The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)This slide show provides an overview of this option and lists the advantages and disadvantages of its use. There are also a number of examples of covariance and linear regression equations.
A guide for designing and conducting in-depth interviews for evaluation inputThis short guide defines in-depth interviews, explains their advantages and disadvantages and the steps involved in their application.
The use of qualitative interviews in evaluationThis webpage outlines the circumstances in which qualitative interview techniques are best applied for the purpose of evaluation.
Graphing with excel - bar graphs and histogramsThis webpage from LabWrite Resources, provides a short tutorial for creating bar graphs and histograms with Microsoft Excel.
Present your data in a bar chartThis tutorial, from Microsoft, demonstrates how to create bar charts using Microsoft Excel.
Monitoring and accountability practices for remotely managed projects...This report from Tearfund brings together a number of research findings examining the issue of remote project monitoring and beneficiary accountability.
European pathway to the futureThis report examines the European pathway to the Future which is a transnational project aimed at sharing best practice in developing and implementing social inclusion policies.
The engagement toolkitThis toolkit offers an extensive but not exhaustive list of engagement methods that can be applied throughout different stages of the evaluation process.
CartooningThis entry from Sage's Encyclopedia of Evaluation, describes the ideas and options behind using cartoons for evaluation.
The South African child support grant impact assessmentThis report assesses data collected from five South African provinces to analyse the effectiveness of the Child Support Grant (CSG) which is an important instrument of social protection in South Africa.
areol: Convergent interviewingThis reading it taken from Session 8 of the online course Action Research and Evaluation Online (AREOL).
Participation Toolkit: Exercises for working togetherThis resource provides set of practical participative exercises to help both large and small groups, teams and boards introduce new and different ways of change the option of communicating, analysing and deciding what to do.
80 tools for participatory developmentThis resource provides stakeholders and development workers with a toolbox of resources which aim to improve community participation in development projects.
80 herramientas para el desarrollo participativo"Pocos documentos en los últimos años han logrado ofrecer un conjunto de herramientas presentadas en formato sencillo, fácil de utilizar y con la modalidad de caja de herramientas a la que se puede acudir en función de necesidades específic
Program planning and evaluation design logicThis document from Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies outlines the concept of program logic in a series of steps designed as a management and accountability
Guide to evaluating rural extensionThe Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) have developed this guide to evaluating rural extension with the aim to provide comprehensive support for people involved in extention evaluations
Guide to gender integration and analysisThis guide from USAID is designed to support staff in the implementation of gender into program planning and design.
Gantt charts: Planning and scheduling more complex projectsThis web page from Mind Tools provides a detailed guide, including examples, of how to use Gantt charts for project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Making a gantt chart with excelThis YouTube video provides a detailed tutorial on creating Gantt charts using Microsoft Excel.
What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?This blog post from Beth Kanter describes the process of 'listening' to what people are saying about your brand through social media monitoring.
8: Analyzing dataThis is the eigth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
What is impact evaluation and when should you do it?The first in a series of lecture notes produced by the Poverty Action Lab and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this presentation intro
3: How to randomize IThe third in a series of 8 lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This is the first of the present
2: Why Randomize?The second in a series of lecture notes produced by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this indepth
4. How to randomize IIThis is the fourth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the second present
5: Measurement and outcomesThis is the fifth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
6: Sample size and power calculationsThis is the sixth in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Managing threats to evaluation and data analysisThis is the seventh in a series of lectures produced by the Poverty Action Lab, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Understanding process tracingThis paper, from David Collier, outlines a new framework for carrying out process tracing in order to achieve greater systemisation of qualitative methods.
Process tracing: Introduction and exercisesThis document provides an overview of the method of process tracing and a series of examples and exercises to aid in its teaching .