Category Archives: Practical Ways to use Complexity to do Evaluation

Case Study Example: Drawing on Complexity to do Hands-on Evaluation

In 2016 I developed a case for a workshop I did at the Canadian Evaluation Society on the use of complexity in evaluation. I was doing some archeology and unearthed it. It offers pretty rich opportunity to think about complex … Continue reading

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Depicting Complexity in 2-D

There is an interesting discussion going on in the Linked-In discussion group of the European Evaluation Society with respect to a question someone asked: How do linear models address the complexity in which we work? I can’t help but to … Continue reading

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Drawing on Complexity to do Hands-on Evaluation (Part 3) – Turning the Wrench

This is the third of three blog posts I am writing to help me understand how “complexity” can be used in evaluation. Continue reading

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Drawing on Complexity to do Hands-on Evaluation (Part 2) – Complexity in Program Operation, Simplicity in Program Design

This is the second of three blog posts I am writing to help me understand how “complexity” can be used in evaluation. Continue reading

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Drawing on Complexity to do Hands-on Evaluation (Part 1) – Complexity in Evaluation and in Studies in Complexity

This is the first of three blog posts I am writing to help me understand how “complexity” can be used in evaluation. Continue reading

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Three Coming Blog Posts on Applying Complexity Behavior in Evaluation

During each of the first three weeks in January I will be publishing a blog post on how complexity can be applied in evaluation. They are not ready yet, but they are close. Below is the common introduction that I … Continue reading

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Complexity is about stability and predictability

Complexity is about stability and predictability. Ban the butterfly! Continue reading

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