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Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Using Focus Groups

Evaluators use focus groups in every step of a monitoring & evaluation project’s lifecycle, from planning through to impact evaluation. Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Interviews

Interviews tend to dominate qualitative data collection for monitoring and evaluation. Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Observation, Participant Observation, and M&E

Observation and participant observation are both very important data collection tools that evaluators use throughout the project cycle. Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: The Emic and the Etic: Their Importance to Qualitative Evaluators

There are two terms that I think all qualitative evaluators should know and take to heart: the etic and the emic.  These are terms usually used by anth Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Conducting a Census

Official census data can be particularly useful to project planners and evaluators. Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Causal Mechanisms: Let’s Consider Golf Balls

Part of designing a project intervention is articulating a theory of change. We first identify a societal problem, then we flesh out its causes, and we craft an intervention that addresses the larger problem we identified earlier. Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: Thoughts Considering the Project Cycle

As we monitor and evaluate projects, we use many different kinds of qualitative methods, and each of these methods gives us different kinds of data.  Depending on our evaluation statement of work or performance monitoring plan, we u Read Full Article

Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation: The Philosophy of Science and Qualitative Methods

Traditionally, funders and implementing agencies have used quantitative approaches to project monitoring and evaluation. Read Full Article

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