Critical Realist Evaluation

by Mesh Editorial Team

This resource about critical realist evaluation resulted from a presentation given by Emma Richardson at the March 2017 Mesh Evaluation workshop. For more information and links to other resources that emerged from the workshop (which will be built upon over time) visit the workshop page.  

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5th July 2017 • comment

  A Mesh introduction to developmental evaluation. An evaluation approach used when it isn’t clear at the start of a project which intervention is the most appropriate and what aspects of the context are most important to address.

26th July 2016 • comment

A Mesh introduction to evaluating projects that engage communities through social media.

21st July 2016 • comment

A Mesh introduction to network based approaches to evaluation which focus on changes in relationships and networks as a key outcome of interest.

18th July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Participatory System Inquiry and Systemic Action Research and their use in evaluating community engagement.

15th July 2016 • comment

Outcome Mapping - A Mesh Introduction

by Mesh Editorial Team

Outcome Mapping is a planning, monitoring and evaluation approach that is particularly helpful for evaluating multi-stakeholder projects. It seeks to assess the contribution of a project to changes in the relationships and behaviour of those it comes into direct contact with and has influence over. This page gives a brief introduction to the 'Outcome Mapping' evaluation approach, with links to the Outcome Mapping manual, the Outcome Mapping Learning community, some introductory presentations and videos, and case studies.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to the use of Participatory Statistics for evaluating engagement.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Most Significant Change, a qualitative and participatory monitoring and evaluation approach that uses stories of change to assess the impact of projects and programmes.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Complexity Theory, a theory from which a number of evaluation methods draw.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to what is meant by a Theory of Change in evaluation. 

1st July 2016 • comment

An Introduction to Realist Evaluation, a valuable method for addressing the complexity of social programmes.

1st July 2016 • comment

An introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis, an approach for systematic comparison of cases.

1st July 2016 • comment

An Introduction to Evalutaion Case Studies.

1st July 2016 • comment