Dealing with complexity through Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Mid-term results of a collective action research process. Authors: Jan Van Ongevalle, Anneke Maarse, Cristien Temmink, Eugenia Boutylkova and Huib Huyse. Published January 2012 Praxis Paper 26, available as pdf (Text from INTRAC website) "Written by staff from PSO and HIVA, this paper shares the first results of an ongoing collaborative action research ...

Connecting communities? A review of World Vision’s use of MSC

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A report for World Vision, by Rick Davies and Tracey Delaney, Cambridge and Melbourne, March 2011. Available as pdf Background to this review "This review was undertaken by two monitoring and evaluation consultants, both with prior experience in the use of the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique. The review was commissioned by ...

Using stories to increase sales at Pfizer

Friday, February 18th, 2011

by Nigel Edwards, Strategic Communications Management Vol. 15, Issue 2, Feb-March 2011. pages 30-33. Available from Cognitive Edge website, and found via a tweet by David Snowden [RD comment| This article is about the collation, analysis and use of a large volume of qualitative data, and as such has relevance to ...

Updated MSC bibliography

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

PLEASE NOTE. The bibliography below has now been superseded by a more comprehensive bibliography here. This now includes pdf copies of many of the papers plus a search facility. It will continue to be updated This (now older) page is intended to provide  an update of the bibliography in the 2005 Most ...

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods

Friday, May 14th, 2010

David McDonald, Gabriele Bammer, Peter Deane, 2009 Download pdf Ed: Although about "research integration"  the book is also very relevant to the planning and evaluation of development projects "Research on real-world problems—like restoration of wetlands, the needs of the elderly, effective disaster response and the future of the airline industry—requires ...

Stories vs. Statistics: The Impact of Anecdotal Data on Accounting Decision Making

Friday, May 14th, 2010

James Wainberg , Thomas Kida, James F. Smith March 12, 2010  Download pdf copy Abstract: Prior research in psychology and communications suggests that decision makers are biased by anecdotal data, even in the presence of more informative statistical data. A bias for anecdotal data can ...

Training: MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TECHNIQUE (Indonesia)

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Date: 25-26th November 2009 Venue: Bogor, Indonesia The Most Significant Change technique is a dynamic qualitative and participatory monitoring and evaluation method.  Through collecting stories of the impact of our program with the program stakeholders we analyse our work.  Through this process of selecting the stories, change management and organizational learning is ...

Most Significant Change Training in Melbourne 1-2 December

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Date: 1-2 December Venue: Melbourne MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, to offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. Each story represents the storyteller’s interpretation of impact, which is then reviewed and discussed. The process ...

Training in the Most Significant Change Evaluation Technique (Cardiff, UK)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Date: 15th to 17th December 2009 Venue: Cardiff, UK There are many different ways to collect and analyse data as part of an evaluation. Each has their merits, and each has their weaknesses. Recently there has been an increased recognition that quantitative analysis (using numbers) may not always be appropriate, or give ...

Training in Most Significant Change Technique (MSC) in Oxford, UK

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Date: 28-29th July 2009 Venue: Oxford, UK MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, to offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue about what you are achieving. Each story represents the storyteller’s interpretation of impact, which ...