Ha-Joon Chang on How Change Happens

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Ahead of the official release date, we introduce Duncan Green’s new book, How change Happens.  ctober is upon us, and with it the publication of How Change Happens on the 27th. I am already suffering about my levels of authorial self-obsession: I entered the personal shorthand of ‘Narcissistic Peak’ for launch day, unaware that my diary synchs with my wife’s …

I’ve got the power! Calculating statistical power for matching models by simulation

Jonathan Lain ICT4D, Real Geek Leave a Comment

Calculating statistical power – or working out how many people to interview before a survey – can be a challenge, especially if we want to use matching models to estimate projects’ impacts. In this blog post, we discuss how computer simulations might make power calculations easier and explain how we’ve tried this out in the evaluation team at Oxfam. How …

Result oriented reflection: Notes on the recent Stories of Change workshop for the Inclusion Project

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Oxfam Novib’s World Citizens Panel team recently held a workshop to analyze Stories of Change, a qualitative research method which aims to help practitioners understand how a particular change happens. Ruben De Winne, a Qualitative Researcher at Oxfam Novib, talks us through how they organised the workshop and the outcomes the participants walked away with.  ast April, the World Citizens Panel …