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CECAN Webinar: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation - Introducing the new Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide

CECAN Webinar

CECAN Webinar: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation - Introducing the new Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

Presenters: Martha Bicket, Dione Hills and Helen Wilkinson

 

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Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation: Introducing the Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide on Complexity (London)

Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation

 

Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation: Introducing the Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide on Complexity

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 13:30 - 16:30
Church House, Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ


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The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) has produced supplementary guidance for the 2020 revision of the Magenta Book. The Magenta Book, published by HM Treasury, is the official government guide about policy evaluation. The Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation is based on three years’ research and development of evaluation methods by CECAN. It will be published in early 2020 by HM Treasury to accompany the 2020 edition of the Magenta Book.
 

CECAN Webinar - Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Productivity in Northern Ireland: A Systems Approach to Understanding Productivity Policy

CECAN Webinar

CECAN Webinar: Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Productivity in Northern Ireland: A Systems Approach to Understanding Productivity Policy

 

Wednesday 12th February 2020, 13:30 - 14:30 GMT

Presenter: Jen Nelles, Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED), University of Sheffield Management School, Productivity Insights Network (PIN) 

 

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University of Surrey Social Research Methods Short Courses

UoS Short Courses

University of Surrey Social Research Methods Short Courses

 

Surrey's Department of Sociology have recently announced a new programme of short courses covering the full range of social research methods.

Scheduled for February - May 2020, the courses include several taught by members of the CECAN team, including: Agent-based Modelling for the Social Scientist (10 - 12 February), Participatory Systems Mapping (23 - 25 March) and Complex Social Systems (27 - 29 April). 

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CECAN Webinar: Demi-Regs and the Characteristics of Realist Evaluation

CECAN Webinar

CECAN Webinar: Demi-Regs and the Characteristics of Realist Evaluation

 

Thursday 5th December 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

Presenter: Justin Jagosh, Director for the Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) 

 

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Webinar Overview: 

A demi-regularity, also known as a demi-reg, is a semi-predictable outcome pattern. The demi-reg concept has relevance to fundamental principles in realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997) including the context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configuration and middle-range theorizing. In this webinar, the demi-reg concept will be examined using source material and illustrated using examples. Although the use of the concept is not a pre-requisite for conducting a realist evaluation, it has significant value for understanding and engaging with the analytical characteristics of a realist methodological process.

 

Session Objectives:

  • To understand the origins and definition of the demi-regularity concept;

CECAN Webinar: The Human, Learning, Systems approach to managing in complexity

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar: The Human, Learning, Systems approach to managing in complexity

 

Tuesday 1st October 2019, 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Presenter: Dr Toby Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and Management, Newcastle Business School 

 

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Webinar Overview: 

The webinar views the challenge of creating complexity-informed evaluation by seeing it as a public management challenge. How can public management adopt a more complexity-informed approach? The session will outline an emerging complexity-informed approach to public management: the Human, Learning, Systems (HLS) approach. The HLS approach involves public services responding to the variety of human need through bespoke service provision, using learning as the engine for performance improvement and stewarding the health of the systems which produce social outcomes.

 

Human

One of the three key tasks of managing work in an HLS way (including funding and commissioning of work) means creating the conditions in which people can build effective human relationships.