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Evaluation methodology:
How do we know what we know?
Aims
…identify trends
…identify omissions / ambiguities
…catalyse dialogue
67Documents
Methodology
Methods
Variables
Data analysis
Thematic issues:
• Counterfactuals
• Value for money
• Harmonisation
Trends
…ex-post evaluation
…mixed-methods dominant
…similar topics analysed
Variables:
Socio-demographics
Return home rates
Employment trajectory
Skill use
Challenges
…data analysis strategy
…comparisons
…donor harmonisation
Scholarship
Evaluation
Scholarship
Evaluation
Baseline
Counterfactual analysis Growth analysis
Dr Matt Mawer
Programme Officer (Evaluation)
matt.mawer@cscuk.org.uk
evaluation@cscuk.org.uk
5th Conference of the DHG
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Evaluation methodology: How do we know what we know? (5th DHG, Helsinki)

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Overview of the scoping study on research methodology used in scholarship evaluation, conducted by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK.

Presented at the 5th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Conference, 11-13 June, 2014, Helsinki.

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Evaluation methodology: How do we know what we know? (5th DHG, Helsinki)

  1. 1. Evaluation methodology: How do we know what we know?
  2. 2. Aims …identify trends …identify omissions / ambiguities …catalyse dialogue
  3. 3. 67Documents
  4. 4. Methodology Methods Variables Data analysis Thematic issues: • Counterfactuals • Value for money • Harmonisation
  5. 5. Trends …ex-post evaluation …mixed-methods dominant …similar topics analysed
  6. 6. Variables: Socio-demographics Return home rates Employment trajectory Skill use
  7. 7. Challenges …data analysis strategy …comparisons …donor harmonisation
  8. 8. Scholarship Evaluation Scholarship Evaluation Baseline Counterfactual analysis Growth analysis
  9. 9. Dr Matt Mawer Programme Officer (Evaluation) matt.mawer@cscuk.org.uk evaluation@cscuk.org.uk 5th Conference of the DHG Helsinki, fi 12.06.2014

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