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Eval12 Session 251: Ripple Effect Mapping: A Participatory Strategy for Measuring Program Impacts 

10-27-2012 09:57

PPT and session handout attached. See also newly published short article in Journal of Extension: http://www.joe.org/joe/2012october/tt6.php This demonstration session introduces a promising follow-up participatory group process designed to document the results of program efforts within complex, real-life settings. The method, known as Ripple Effect Mapping (REM), uses elements of Appreciative Inquiry, mind mapping, and qualitative data analysis to engage program participants and other community stakeholders to reflect upon and visually map the intended and unintended changes produced by a complex program or collaboration. The result is not only a powerful technique to document impacts, but a way to engage and re-energize organizational staff and community members to keep moving toward developmental goals. The technique was developed for University Extension community development programming, but the possibilities for application of this evaluation method to other types of programming and organizational contexts are endless.

#Collaborative,ParticipatoryandEmpowermentEval #ExtensionEducationEvaluation #QualitativeMethods #2012Conference

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