Tuesday 29th March 2022, 09:30 – 17:00 BST, Live Online Training (via Zoom)
Tutor: Dr Corinna Elsenbroich, CECAN Research Fellow and Reader at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
CECAN Ltd are pleased to be working with the UK Evaluation Society on their Masterclass series for those working in consultancy, NGOs, Government, academia and other evaluation settings
Process Tracing is a method used to understand causal chains in single case analysis settings. It is the systematic analysis of contribution claims through explicit investigation of how pieces of evidence support or undermine a particular hypothesis or claim. Process Tracing is particularly good for the analysis of single scenarios where no comparison to other cases is possible. It focuses on the causal contribution of particular events to final outcomes by carefully classifying the contribution of identified causes by necessity and sufficiency.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Appreciate the problems of complex evaluation
- Acknowledge the problem of complex causality for contribution claims
- Understand how and when Process Tracing can be used
- Work through a Process Tracing Case Study
Corinna is a Reader in Computational Modelling at Glasgow University (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit). Corinna is particularly interested in methodological and epistemological aspects of novel methods, in particular computational methods such as agent-based modelling and social simulation, and has published on aspects of ontology, explanatory power and context validity in modelling. As a computational modeller she has developed models of dynamic social networks of juvenile delinquency, neighbourhood effects of extortion racketeering and collective reasoning in social dilemma situations. She is particularly interested in complexity sensitive social science methods, comprising computational, case based and participatory methods. As a co-investigator in the Centre for Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) she is involved with developing these methods in a policy relevant way. She is currently working on how to combine methods through novel research designs.
£300 for Non-Members of UK Evaluation Society, £250 for Members, £200 for Student Members