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Conducting Mixed-Method Evaluations

USAID

Created 11/17/2011

How-to

INTERMEDIATE

One way to prevent underutilization of findings is to write a statement of work that provides the evaluator sufficient time to analyze the data sets from each method employed, and hence to develop valid findings, explanations, and strong conclusions that a program manager can use with confidence. Additionally, statements of work for evaluation should require evidence of, and reporting on, the analysis of data sets from each method that was used to collect data, or methodological justification for having discarded any data sets.

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