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Conference PDW #4: Logic Models for Program Evaluation and Planning

The logic model, as a map of what a program is and intends to do, is a useful tool for clarifying objectives, improving the relationship between activities and those objectives, and developing and integrating evaluation plans and strategic plans. First, we will recapture the utility of program logic modeling as a simple discipline, using cases in public health and human services to explore the steps for constructing, refining and validating models. Then, we'll examine how to improve logic models using some fundamental principles of "program theory", demonstrate how to use logic models effectively to help frame questions in program evaluation, and show some ways logic models can also inform strategic planning

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Focus Search - Sage. 1990 Workshop 4: ChapelWorkshop 4: Chapel 1 Integrating Program Planning and Evaluation Using Logic Models By: Thomas J


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Eval12 Session 339: Reconstruction of Program Logic Models as an Essential Component of Program Evaluation

In the real world logic of programs under evaluation is not always clear and consistent. According to my experience, three most common flaws in program logic are: (1) use of indicators instead of goals and objectives (the goals are “too SMART”), (2) lack of program/project goals, and (3) lack of logical harmonization between programs and projects. Reconstruction of program logic is development of a comprehensive chain of reasoning that links investments into a program with the program results by piecing together bits of evidence collected in the course of program evaluation. In this presentation I will provide examples of typical flaws in program logic, suggest how to fix them in the course of evaluation, and argue that reconstruction of program logic should be an essential part of most evaluations and one of evaluators’ competencies

Reconstruction of Program Logic Kuzmin for upload.pptx


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Building Stakeholder-Friendly Visual Logic Models With DoView 2.0 - Notes from AEA Webinar 7 January 2009 - Paul Duignan

Information from Paul Duignan's AEA Webinar on Building Stakeholder-Friendly Visual Logic Models With DoView 2.0. Including a summary of what was covered in the Webinar and links to relevant resources (including the software, videos, tip-sheets and workbooks) for building logic models and theories of change. #Evaluation2009 #EvaluationUse #HowTo #visualization #SystemsinEvaluation #Logic #IndependentConsulting #software #Change #ProgramTheoryandTheoryDrivenEvaluation #program #of #TeachingofEvaluation #models #theory #TheoriesofEvaluation #IntegratingTechnologyintoEvaluation #Research,Technology,andDevelopmentEval

Duignan_AEA_Webinar_7_January_2010_Building_Stakeholder-Friendly_Visual_Logic_Models_With_DoView_2.0.doc


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Eval10 Session 663: Systems Perspectives on Using Logic Models to Improve Evaluation Quality

Papers and presentations from the session: Systems Perspectives on Using Logic Models to Improve Evaluation Quality Panel Session 663 #SystemsinEvaluation #model #2010Conference #logframe #Systems #program #TheoriesofEvaluation #Logic

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Focus Search - Rogers 2010 AEA Representing Simple, complicated and complex aspects in logic models for evaluation.ppt


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Grappling With the Unexpected From Firefighting to Systematic Action - Slides from SI10

His theoretical interests include unexpected behavior in programs and their evaluations, logic models, continuous process improvement methodologies in evaluation, complex systems, and the nature of practical action. Lately he has been playing with two pet curiosities, the relationship between agent-based modeling and evaluation, and the relationship between the visual forms of logic models and unexpected program behavior

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Eval11 Session 569: Through Their Eyes: An Evaluation of a School Based Mental Health Program

Additionally, the evaluation allowed for the construction of a logic model that represented the stakeholder's perceptions of how the program operated to address the needs of stakeholders, and matched with a humanistic theory of the program

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Focus Search - Logic Model Qualitative research places emphasis on interpretation as a focal characteristic of case study analysis. The logic model represents my interpretation and understanding of the complex interrelationships of primary stakeholders in the Bridges program



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Introduction to Evaluation Slides from the Pre Institute Workshop at SI10

The course will touch on all six steps, but particular emphasis will be put on the early steps, including identification and engagement of stakeholders, creation of logic models, and selecting/focusing evaluation questions

PI2-Intro to Eval-2010 Institute--APT.pdf