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Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes.

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StatBooks

The Global Social Change Research Project's website offers a collection of free statistics books, guides and links to other sites providing similar lists. 

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Evaluation Glossary

The Evaluation Glossary App was developed by Kylie Hutchinson of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. It combines over 600 terms related to evaluation, program planning, and research derived from various sources.

Qualitative Chart Chooser

Visualizing qualitative data is difficult but definitely worth it. In her blog Stephanie Evergreen, together with associate Jennifer Lyons, have made several handy Qualitative Chart Choosers in an attempt to organize different ways to show qualitative data. 

Website: Research Excellence Framework

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Lifting the lid on the household: A new way to measure individual deprivation

Authors: Scott Wisor, Joanne Crawford, Sharon Besselland Janet Hunt

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Most experts now agree that monetary poverty measurement should be complemented by multidimensional measurements. The individual, not the household, should be the unit of analysis. Poverty measurement should reflect the views and priorities of poor people. And in so far as possible, measurement should provide meaningful comparisons across contexts and over time. Enter the Individual Deprivation Measure.

Assess impact in complex environments

Author: Waddell, S.
Publication date: 2014

In this blog post, Waddell addresses the challenges of assessing impact in complex environments, where attribution turns out to be highly problematic. He reviews several contributions in this field and stresses the essence of iterative processes to deal with complex system dynamics and to support their assessment. 

What evaluation has to say on serving the needs of decision-makers

In this blog post, Benoît Gauthier, President of the Canadian Evaluation Society writes about the key determinants of evaluation utilization and the Talking Data Conference focussing on the issue. 

Six Thinking Hats. Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

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Six Thinking Hats' is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

Tips for writing Impact Evaluation Grant Proposals

Author: McKenzie, D.
Publication date: 2012

Based on his experience reviewing impact evaluation grant proposals, the author shares nine tips in this blog post to write successful proposals.