Background reading

Background reading I have found of value

Goertz, G., Mahoney, J., 2012. A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences. Princeton University Press. Great background context for the kind of analyses possible with EvalC3

See also Gary Goertz new book: Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case        Studies: An Integrated Approach, 2017. Princeton University Press.

Kotu, V., Deshpande, B., 2014. Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner. Morgan Kaufmann. Contains very useful chapters on Decision Tree method

Befani, B.  Evaluating Development Interventions With QCA: Potential And Pitfalls. Forthcoming 2016. The definitive book on QCA written from an evaluation perspective

Papers I have written

Alternative approaches to exploring and testing complex causal models of development interventions. Presentation to UK Evaluation Society Conference, March 2016. Available as YouTube video

Evaluating the impact of flexible development interventions using a ‘loose’ theory of change: Reflections on the Australia-Mekong NGO Engagement Platform” ODI Methods Lab. March 2016

Evalating loose theories of change” A YouTube video of Rick Davies’ presentation to DFID EvD staff in October 2015. This presentation put the methods used by EvalC3 in a wider context

See also

The Compasss website: “COMPASSS (COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analySis) is a worldwide network bringing together scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in a systematic comparative case approach to research which stresses the use of a configurational logic, the existence of multiple causality and the importance of a careful construction of research populations”



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