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Make sure your evaluations don’t exclude the most vulnerable (08 Apr 09)

If you don’t really know the views and feelings of everyone in your project, your conclusions can be gravely misleading – or just plain wrong.

All too often, evaluations are approached with a “textbook design”, ignoring the unique features of the particular groups being studied.

The need to tailor one’s methods and approaches is especially important when the evaluations involve hard-to-reach, often vulnerable, groups. Such groups can include individuals who are homeless, abused children, im…

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