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TitleA PRIMER ON QUALITATIVE CAUSAL INFERENCE IN IMPACT EVALUATION DESIGNS: A FOCUS ON QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE APPROACH AND THE PROCESS-TRACING METHODS, Case Study 50.
AuthorACBF
SubjectIMPACT EVALUATION DESIGNS
Date of Publication2016050
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages8 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageAfrica
KeywordsRandomized Control Trials, Qualitative Comparative Approach (QCA) , Process-Tracing
AbstractRandomized Control Trials (RCTs) provide the most credible approach for addressing causal attribution in quantitative evaluation designs. However, their recent proliferation should not overshadow qualitative approaches being developed for achieving the same. Africa is experiencing a wave of RCTs as evidenced by an increased number of studies and trainings accros the continent on the topic. This AfCoP-AfriK4R case study was developed based on a review of published works. It builds on existing publications on the potential role of qualitative methods in the field of impact evaluation. The main objective of the paper is to reflect on the potential role of qualitative methods in analyzing causal claims when assessing development interventions.
Copyright HolderAfrican Community of Practice (AfCoP)
Copyright URLhttp://www.acbf-pact.org
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