We often talk about using mixed methods in evaluation but we rarely see examples that go beyond a combination of surveys and interviews. So I wanted to share an example of an evaluation that I thought was a good example of using a variety of methods. I was part of a team (of the Independent Evaluation Office) that carried out an evaluation of knowledge management at the Global Environment Facility.
The methods we used included:
-Comparative study of four organisations
-Meta-analysis of country-level evaluations
-Citation analysis – qualitative and quantitative
The image shows the visualisation of the citation analysis (carried out by Matteo Borzoni) by theme – interesting stuff! I feel that the range of data collected gave us a very solid evidence base for the findings. The report is available publicly and can be viewed here (pdf)>>