Tag Archives: complex problems

For evaluators’ eyes only

In December 2015 I posted slides about eight questions evaluators could ask to determine if a program was ‘complexity-sensitive’. I had been spending a lot of time thinking about whether complexity was an obstacle to creating the kind of social …

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Evaluation of rural programs and services

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Taking the smoke and mirrors out of qualitative analysis

Most program evaluations I do involve consulting stakeholders and clients. Usually the program is a complex one that does not offer a single product or service. A structured questionnaire will not capture the diversity of outputs and outcomes. If the …

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That Mencken quote

It’s tragic when a good quote is ruined by its context.   Versions of the HL Menken quip about simple solutions to complex problems delights those of us who love wicked problems.  A common version of the quote is “For every …

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