Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Quantitative or qualitative: which evaluation method is more useful? This has long been a contentious debate in the field of international development. Yet while individual methods like randomized control trials, ethnography, structured observations, and interviews are each well-placed to reveal parts of the picture, each can also miss important parts of the whole. Thus the question is: how can researchers become more deliberate and holistic in using mixed methods to understand the full picture?