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Applied evaluation research design and methods (RSS2.02) - Closed

In an ever more complex world, evaluation plays a crucial role in making better informed decisions (e.g. public policy decisions, decisions when running a programme or project for an NGO or a firm, etc.). This course will enable you to decide which evaluation approach, research strategy and corresponding methods are appropriate given the scope of an evaluation.

Duration: one-week.

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    Starting date

    24 June 2024, 9 am
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    24 June 2024, 9 am - 28 June 2024, 5 pm
    Teacher(s)
    Benedict Wauters
    Unique code
    RSS2.02

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    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

    Course program

    In an ever more complex world, evaluation plays a crucial role in making better informed decisions (e.g. public policy decisions, decisions when running a programme or project for an NGO or a firm, etc.). However, in order to be useful, evaluations need to be tailor-made to suit the needs of evaluation commissioners. The aim of this five-day course is to enable you to decide which evaluation approach, research strategy and corresponding methods are appropriate given the scope of an evaluation. Vice versa, you will learn how to modify scope to fit a feasible evaluation design. 

    The first two days of the course will focus on how to conduct a systematic selection process to ensure a best fit between evaluation needs and specific research methods. Days 3 to 5 will focus on demonstrating, using actual evaluations, what the output of such an evaluation typically looks like. Focus is on making clear philosophical underpinnings and what such evaluations can and cannot tell you. There will not be a detailed focus on executing the methodology as other specialized courses provide this. A Terms of Reference for an actual evaluation will be used to enable you to think through and test coherence between evaluation scope, approach and strategy / methods. The actual evaluation examples will be mainly public policy evaluations, but the approaches, strategies and methods discussed are also applicable to other evaluation settings (firms, not-for-profit organizations etc.).

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    Benedict Wauters

    Benedict Wauters
     

    Benedict Wauters has worked as consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Belgium, as well as Policy Research Corporation in the Netherlands. He has worked as a researcher for the European Commission’s DG Employment. He has been a lecturer at the Rotterdam Business School, responsible for teaching topics like strategy, risk management and research methodology in the master’s and MBA programmes, and for chairing the school’s curriculum board. He has also lectured at the Haagse Hogeschool in The Hague on the topic of external risk management in the Master’s Programme on Risk Management, and has been responsible for the evaluation skills lab at Antwerp Management School for the Master’s Programme in Public Management. In addition, he led the EU-wide Community of Practice on results-based management as well as the EU network on Public Administration and Governance. Currently, he is the head of the EU programmes department in the ministry of employment in Flanders (BE), where previously he was director for innovation, impact evaluation, and methodology.

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    • Regular: €1049 (application deadline 1st of May)
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    Includes: your course, short morning and late afternoon courses, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, MethodsNET Café (including some drinks and snacks) Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks) and a 1-year (2024 calendar year) free membership as MethodsNET regular member.

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    Level of participant: 

    • Master
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    • Professional

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    This course is open to all researchers and practitioners aiming at bringing their research to the next level. It is particularly designed for all researchers and practitioners aiming at applying a wide variety of research methods in the context of intervention evaluation. It will also serve as an introduction towards more specialised, advanced research methods courses. As a foundational course it is therefore designed for participants who have basic knowledge of research design (via other courses in research methods).

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