Category Archives: Program Theory and Program Logic

Workshop: Logic Models — Beyond the Traditional View

We will move beyond the traditional view of logic models to examine their applicability, value, and relatability to attendees’ experiences. Continue reading

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Joint Optimization of Uncorrelated Outcomes: Part 6 of 6 Posts on Evaluation, Complex Behavior, and Themes in Complexity Science

Common Introduction to all 6 Posts History and Context These blog posts are an extension of my efforts to convince evaluators to shift their focus from complex systems to specific behaviors of complex systems. We need to make this switch … Continue reading

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Unspecifiable Outcome Chains: Part 4 of 6 Posts on Evaluation, Complex Behavior, and Themes in Complexity Science

Common Introduction to all 6 Posts History and Context These blog posts are an extension of my efforts to convince evaluators to shift their focus from complex systems to specific behaviors of complex systems. We need to make this switch … Continue reading

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Another post on joint optimization of uncorrelated program goals as a way to minimize unintended negative consequences

Recently  have been pushing the notion that one reason why programs have unintended consequences, and why those consequences tend to be undesirable, is because programs attempt to maximize outcomes that are highly correlated, to the detriment of multiple other benchmarks … Continue reading

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Case Study Example for Workshop 18: Systems as Program Theory and as Methodology

Case Study Example for Workshop 18: Systems as Program Theory and as Methodology: A Hands on Approach over the Evaluation Life Cycle This case was developed for a workshop at the American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute. Construction of … Continue reading

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Timelines, Critical Incidents and Systems: A Nice Way to Understand Programs

Timelines, Critical Incidents and Systems: A Nice Way to Understand Programs Continue reading

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Program Logic, Program Theory, and Unintended Consequences: Understanding Relationships. Implementing Action

These are the slides for a workshop I did at the Canadian Evaluation Society

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