Category Archives: Complex Systems, Programs, and Evaluation

How to evaluate complex health interventions?

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Simple, Complicated, Complex and Chaotic VS. Complexity Science. Jonny finally resolved his confusion

Simple, Complicated, Complex and Chaotic VS. Complexity Science. Jonny finally resolved his confusion Continue reading

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A rolling conversation about the “Agreement x Certainty” space.

ECLIPS (Evaluation Communities of Learning, Inquiry, and Practice about Systems) is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to improve the evaluation programs that support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The project is housed at InSites. Beverly Parsons … Continue reading

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Power Law Versus Symmetrical Distributions — Implications for Policy Recommendations

I’d bet that when people look at the results of an evaluation they think in terms of normal, or at least symmetrical distributions. They do not envision power law Continue reading

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Is it useful to think of “fidelity” in terms of “attractors?”

I have been toying with an idea about thinking of “fidelity” in terms of “attractors” as they are cast in complex adaptive systems (CAS). Continue reading

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Miscellaneous thoughts on complexity in Evaluation

How do concepts of “complexity” play in Evaluation? Continue reading

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Integrating Evaluation and Agent-Based Modeling

An argument for integrating agent based modeling into traditional evaluation methodologies Continue reading

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