Cycle of seminars : Methods and approaches in evaluation (METHEVAL)

Cycle of seminars : Methods and approaches in evaluation (METHEVAL)

Next session, Thursday March 4th, 17:00 to 18:00 by videoconference

 

 

Presentation of the seminar cycle 

The series of seminars "Methods and Approaches in Evaluation" (METHEVAL) aims to deepen the reflection on methods and approaches in public policy evaluation from an interdisciplinary point of view open to the diversity of perspectives. The aim is both to encourage exchanges between researchers using different types of methods, to strengthen collective evaluation skills by gradually building up a commun corpus of references, and to clarify the LIEPP's position with regard to the most recent debates in the international field of evaluation. 

Cross-cutting to the different thematic areas of LIEPP (educational policies, discrimination and category policies, socio-fiscal policies, evaluation of democracy, environmental policies, health policies), this reflection on evaluation methods and approaches provides a forum for exchqnge and for the development of a common evaluation culture. 

On the basis of presentations by internal and external speakers from diverse disciplines (economics, sociology political science, education, health, etc.), the cycle will take into account, over the course of the sessions, the plurality of methods currently used in evaluation (e.g. impact studies, econometric methods, qualitative or mixed methods, analysis of implementation, literature reviews, etc.) in a variety of fields and national contexts. 

Who is the cycle aimed at ?

Beyond the deepening of different methodological techniques, this seminar aims to open a reflection on the epistemological and ethical stakes of evaluation, but also on its uses and its impact on society and public action. It is also intended to be a place for exchange between academic and non-academic (administrative, associative, consultants, etc.) actors in evaluation. 

What is its purpose ?

The cycle of seminars and its digital traces, freely accessible, are also intended to function as a resource for other academic, administrative, professional and associative actors involved in public policy evaluation processes. A collective publication project in the form of a book could be based on this seminar, with the discussion of the presentations enabling progress to be made in this editorial project. 

 

Program

Nota bene : seminars are always held on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (unless another schedule is specified) 

future sessions :

2021

  • March 4th : Les principes généraux de revues systématiques: la démarche Cochrane

Speaker: Isabelle Boutron, Université Paris Descartes, Centre de Recherches en Epidémiologie et Statistiques. Mandatory registration

Session co-organized with the Institut Santé Publique Paris (Paris Public Health) 

  • March 25th : Évaluer les innovations publiques : enjeux, concepts et perspectives 

Speaker: Mathias Béjean, Université Paris Est Créteil. Mandatory registration  

Abstract : Après avoir effectué un panorama historique des théories de l'évaluation, l'exposé se focalisera sur de nouvelles approches de l'évaluation des innovations issues du design et des living labs. Seront notamment abordées les notions d'évaluation d'usage, de données de vie réelle et de "test and learn". Dans une troisième et dernière partie, l'intervention proposera une réflexion sur l'articulation de ces nouvelles approches avec les standards actuels à partir de deux recherches en cours : les technologies de santé et les innovations pédagogiques.

  • April 15th : What is evaluation and how does it differ from research ? (session in English)

Speaker : Dana Linnell Wanzer, University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA). Mandatory registration

Abstract : This presentation discusses the findings from a recent article published in the American Journal of Evaluation . The study asked evaluators and researchers to define evaluation and differentiate evaluation from research. Results identified differences, and that evaluators were more likely to differentiate evaluation from research compared to researchers. Overall, this study has important implications for the profession of evaluation and how we communicate evaluation to others.

 

past sessions:

  • February 11th: Évaluation des politiques publiques et indépendance. Le cas des expérimentations aléatoires

Speaker: Jules Simha, CERLIS, Université de Paris 

Summary of the session 

  • January 21st : Benchmark des politiques évaluatives 

Speakers : Adam Baïz and Vincent Aussilloux (France Stratégie) 

Summary of the session 

Presentation (pdf) 

Reading : Vingt ans d'évaluations d'impact en France et à l'étranger - Analyse comparée des pratiques dans six pays 

  • January 7th : Les revues de littéraures mixtes 

Speaker: Quan Nha Hong McGill (Canada). Mandatory registration.

Summary of the session

Reading: Quan Nha Hong, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay et Pierre Pluye. 2019. Les revues systématiques mixtes. Un exemple à propos du financement basé sur les résultats . In Évaluation des interventions de santé mondiale. Méthodes avancées. Sous la direction de Valéry Ridde et Christian Dagenais, pp. 157-186. Québec : Éditions science et bien commun et Marseille : IRD Éditions.

  • December 10th: The craft of interviewing (individuals and groups) in realist evaluation 

Speaker: Dr. Ana Manzano, Associate Professor in Public Policy, School of Sociology & Social Policy (University of Leeds) 

Summary of the session

Reading: Manzano A., The craft of interviewing in realist evaluation. Evaluation. 2016 Jul 22(3): 340-60

  • November 26th : De l’usage des cadres et théories pour l’évaluation des interventions

Speaker: Valéry Ridde, Directeur de recherche au CEPED (Université de Paris/IRD)

Summary of the session

Reading: Ridde V., Pérez D., Robert E. 2020. Using implementation science theories and frameworks in global health. BMJ Global Health

  • November 5th : Les enjeux d'imputation causale : focus sur quelques méthodes quantitatives

Speaker: Denis Fougère, OSC et LIEPP de Sciences Po

Summary of the session

Reading: Fougère, D., Jacquemet, N. 2019. Inférence causale et évaluation d’impact. Economie et Statistique, n°510-511-512.

Speaker: Stephane Jacobzone (OCDE) 

Summary of the session

Reading: OCDE. 2020. Improving Governance with Policy Evaluation : Lessons From Country Experiences. OECD Public Governance Reviews. Éditions OCDE, Paris.

  • September 24th : L’apport des méthodes mixtes pour l’évaluation d’un programme par expérimentation randomisée. 

Speaker: Clément Pin, chercheur postdoctoral au LIEPP, et Carlo Barone, professeur de sociologie à Sciences Po (OSC-LIEPP).

Summary of the session

  • September 10th : Cartographie de quelques méthodes de revues systématiques utilisées en sciences sociales et de la santé. 

Speaker: Loubna Belaid, chercheure associée à CIET Trust et au groupe de recherche participative au département de médecine de famille, Université McGill, Montréal, Canada.

Summary of the session

Reading: Belaid, Loubna and Valéry Ridde. 2020. Une Cartographie de Quelques Méthodes de Revues Systématiques. Working Paper CEPED N°44.

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