Twaweza Independent Evaluation Design Elaboration of Mixed Methods Design, Evaluation Questions, Key Hypotheses, and Methods

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With contributions from Mikala Lauridsen, Evaluation Manager Martina Ochiel, Partnership Coordinator

Submitted to Twaweza May 10, 2010

For discussion at Design Workshop, May 12-14, 2010


The purpose of this document is to provide elaboration on overall mixed methods design and how the key evaluation questions and broad hypotheses link to specific methods. First is a short discussion of the mixed methods design for the baseline studies; second is a brief discussion of types of research and evaluation questions as a framework;; third, the more inquiry-oriented broad evaluation questions are listed with a discussion about the specific methods and items to respond to them; and fourth, preliminary broad hyotheses are listed with a discussion of which items in the baseline surveys and in proposed targeted studies can respond to these. Annexes include a short discussion on what constitutes evidence (A); the objectives of the baseline surveys (B); a table indicating methods and timing (C); and a table listing overall evaluation questions and methodologies (D).

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