Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Mapping for closing the gap between learning and doing

Session Number: 2324
Track: Systems in Evaluation
Session Type: Skill-Building Workshop
Tags: collaboration, evaluation reporting, Integration, Integrative Propositional Analysis, Interdisciplinary, mapping, mixed methods, qualitative analysis
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Bernadette M Wright [Director of Research & Evaluation - Meaningful Evidence, LLC]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Jeff Mohr [Cofounder & CEO - Kumu]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Steven E. Wallis, Ph.D. [Director of Meta Analysis - Meaningful Evidence, LLC]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Ladel Lewis, PhD [Senior Research Strategist - Meaningful Evidence, LLC]
Time: Nov 10, 2017 (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Room: Washington 6

Other Authors: Moisés Agosto-Rosario, NMAC
Theme: Learning from Others
Audience Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Creating a visual interactive map is a rigorous way to see and quantify your understanding of how complex programs and systems function. You can also use this approach to show how much your understanding has improved – thus your ability to make successful decisions. Through demonstration and activities, workshop participants will learn step-by-step techniques for creating online, interactive knowledge maps from a broad range of information sources. You will also learn tips for presenting maps to support planning, collaboration, stakeholder buy-in, and effective action. Finally, we will introduce methods to analyze your map’s structure to determine what paths have greatest chance of success in practical application.Creating a visual interactive map is a rigorous way to see and quantify your understanding of how complex programs and systems function. You can also use this approach to show how much your understanding has improved – thus your ability to make successful decisions. Through demonstration and activities, workshop participants will learn step-by-step techniques for creating online, interactive knowledge maps from a broad range of information sources. You will also learn tips for presenting maps to support planning, collaboration, stakeholder buy-in, and effective action. Finally, we will introduce methods to analyze your map’s structure to determine what paths have greatest chance of success in practical application.



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