It outlines 11 steps that take evaluators through designing quantitative and qualitative methods through to collecting field data and developing a narrative of evidence and change.
Emphasis on evaluating ‘contribution’
Other defining elements of the methodology
Planning and management
Data collection tools and methods
Step 1: Preliminary investigation
Step 2: Quantitative methods design: household and community surveys
Step 3: Qualitative methods design: semi-structured interviews and group work
Step 4: Preparing to work with communities
Step 5: Sampling
Step 6: Field data collection
Step 7: Preliminary analysis of quantitative data
Step 8: Preliminary analysis of qualitative data
Step 9: Developing a narrative of evidence and change
Step 10: Conclusions: Contribution to Change
Step 11: Finalization and use of the report
Back Matter (Glossary References and further resources Annexes)
Roger Few is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Daniel McAvoy is a Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.
Marcela Tarazona is a Senior Consultant at Oxford Policy Management.
Vivien Margaret Walden
Vivien Walden is the global humanitarian monitoring, evaluation and learning adviser for Oxfam GB. She is currently piloting a methodology for measuring change in the lives of affected communities after a disaster response. Vivien holds a PhD from the University of Manchester in evaluation of behaviour change, with HIV in Zimbabwe as the area of research.