Check-list

CHECK-LIST FOR EVALUATORS

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Questions
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Preparation and design
 
Is the use of the case study tool in the evaluation backed up by adequate argumentation?  
Is the choice of the case study application well-argued?  
In the context of multiple sites case study, is the number of case studies justified?  
Has the design methodology been properly elaborated?  
In the context of multiple sites case studies, does the methodology assure consistent reports?  
Has a pilot case study been scheduled?  
Is the use of triangulation clarified in the methodology and included in the mission reports?  
Have the sources of information (documentation, interview, monitoring data, direct observation) been included in the mission reports?  
Do the methodology and reports distinguish facts from opinions?  
Is the plan for the development of a chain of evidence well-argued in the mission report?  
Implementation
 
Does the iterative process, initiated at the collection stage, carry on to the analysis stage, and support the chain of evidence?  
Were alternative explanations studied and rejected after a full review of the evidence?  
Are the facts supporting the argumentation strong enough to guarantee systematic replication elsewhere?  
Does the analysis include research into causality?  
Are the techniques used for the analysis of multiple sites data set out and argued?  
Is the case study report sufficiently understandable and explicit?  
In the case of multiple case study has the team leader checked the relevance /consistency of the studies ?  
Are the limitations of the impact of the study findings sufficiently well explained?  

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CHECK-LIST FOR MANAGERS

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Questions
Answer
Is the use of the case study tool in the evaluation backed up by adequate argumentation?  
Do the methodology and reports distinguish facts from opinions?  
Are the techniques used for the analysis of multiple sites data exposed and argued?  
Is the case study report sufficiently understandable and explicit?  
Are limitations of the impact of the study findings sufficiently well explained?  

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Former Capacity4dev Member
last update
7 December 2022

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