M&E Thursday Talk: Better Strategies for Analyzing Narrative Data – 9.18.14

The Peacebuidling Evaluation Consortium (PEC) and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation(NPE) were pleased to have hosted the Thursday Talk with Reina Neufeldt of the University of Waterloo who will discuss using and analyzing narrative data. 

Interviews are an evaluation method that can yield depth and texture in an evaluation by helping to understand how an intervention has affected individuals and how they view the intervention and change.  Yet often interview data is underutilized by evaluators. Reina addressed the questions: How can we use interviews to get a more complex understanding of an intervention?  What are some better strategies for analyzing interview data in peacebuilding evaluation? 

About the Speaker

Ms. Neufeldt is an Assistant Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo.  She has engaged in program design, monitoring, evaluation and learning in peacebuilding and conflict resolution for over fifteen years.  

Reina has an MA in Social Psychology (York University) and a PhD in International Relations (American University); she is trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Reina’s current research focuses on field learning and explores the role of reflective practice in improved peacebuilding. 

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