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Evaluating Research for Development: Innovation to Navigate ComplexityApgar, M., Snijder, M., Higdon, G. L., & Szabo, S. - 2023 - The European Journal of Development Research, 35(2), 241–259
Large publicly funded programmes of research continue to receive increased investment as interventions aiming to produce impact for the world’s poorest and most marginalized populations. At this intersection of research and development, research is expected to contribute to complex processes of societal change. Embracing a co-produced view of impact as emerging along uncertain causal pathways often without predefined outcomes calls for innovation in the use of complexity-aware approaches to...
Big Data to Data Science - Moving from “What” to “How” in the MERL Tech Space (p. 20)Bertermann, K., Robinson, A., Bamberger, M., … Raftre, L. - 2020 - MERL Tech
This paper probes trends in the use of big data by a community of early adopters working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) in the development and humanitarian sectors. Qualitative analysis was conducted on data from MERL Tech conference records and key informant interviews. Findings indicate that MERL practitioners are in a fragmented, experimental phase, with use and application of big data varying widely, accompanied by shifting terminologies. We take an in-depth...
Revealing the Relational Mechanisms of Research for Development Through Social Network AnalysisApgar, M., Fournie, G., Haesler, B., … Hossain, M. - 2023 - The European Journal of Development Research, 35(2), 323–350
Achieving impact through research for development programmes (R4D) requires engagement with diverse stakeholders across the research, development and policy divides. Understanding how such programmes support the emergence of outcomes, therefore, requires a focus on the relational aspects of engagement and collaboration. Increasingly, evaluation of large research collaborations is employing social network analysis (SNA), making use of its relational view of causation. In this paper, we use...