Review of Investment in Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Activity – Final Report
Urbis’ model for analysis within evaluation research incorporates a modified grounded theory methodology, in which the subject at hand is defined, data is collected, and an iterative, interactive process of engagement begins between research team and the data. The table below outlines the stages of the research and the analysis which takes place at each stage.
Table 1 – Stages of analysis
|Preliminary analysis||Knowledge gained from literature and documents is reviewed, compared, and assessed; early client or informant data is analysed for key themes, ideas, or concerns.|
|Formative– organising the consultation data||Notes from interviews are analysed by the researcher in an open coding process: the researcher asks questions such as: “what does this mean? What is being said?”. Each research team member provides a summary of their jurisdiction, aggregating the data from the interviews conducted within that jurisdiction.|
|Summative – articulating tentative conclusions, identifying new questions,||Data across jurisdictions is aggregated and emerging themes noted. Any available hard evidence – finances, statistics – is incorporated with the qualitative data.|
|Sense making||A reflective process by which the team collectively explores the summative analysis – the big picture – and determines what answers are provided to the initial research questions. Preliminary conclusions are confirmed, amended or discarded, and key recommendations are honed. Outlying findings or areas for further research are identified. Additional reports and data are sought and incorporated.|
|Presentation||Research findings, conclusions and recommendations are presented in a report and in a presentation to the client.|