Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138
Join us for a series of high-energy, fast-paced Ignite talks featuring the Ash Center’s Technology and Democracy Fellows, HKS students and staff, and Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science Jim Waldo. Academic Dean Archon Fung will introduce the evening and Director of Digital HKS and Lecturer in Public Policy David Eaves will emcee.
A reception to celebrate technology and democracy programs and research at HKS will follow the talks.Come eat, drink, and explore the promises and pitfalls of
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
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? The Transparency for Development Project is seeking to answer that question in its pursuit of understanding of whether, where, and how citizen-led transparency and accountability interventions can improve health. Join us as T4D Principal Investigators Archon Fung, Dan Levy, and Stephen Kosack reflect on the T4D project’s mixed method approach and draw on early insights from the evaluation that demonstrate the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluating development programs. Read more about Stories and Statistics: Why we need mixed methods to understand international development
Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Part of the Technology and Democracy Fellowship program
Join the 2015-16 Technology and Democracy fellows for a wide ranging discussion at the intersection of technology and democratic governance, both at the Kennedy School and in the field. Together with moderator Archon Fung, they will explore