Testing the strength of evidence (TestE)​

Testing the Strength of Evidence for Outcome and Impact

HR&S has developed a practical strategy for assessing if outcome and impact have been reached. The strategy is based on evidence and is called; TestE (Testing the strength of Evidence).

We aim for scientifically sound evidence and to benefit from a control, randomization, quantitative statistics, qualitative probability assessment, and contribution tracing.

We compile evidence for each expected outcome and each expected impact. The strongest cases use multiple forms of evidence, some addressing the weaknesses of others. Reported effects should be plausible as outcomes of the programme activities and consistent with the strategy for change and the observations compiled as evidence should be easier to reconcile with the programme’s claims than with other possible explanations.

It is of no importance whether an outcome was achieved or not, this is plain testing of evidence with no bias. Lessons learned on lack of outcome is as important.

Monitoring data shall eventually be uploaded real-time on RISEsupport.se, a designated IT platform accessible through computers, tablets, and cell phones. We offer RISEsupport.se to our partners thus enabling efficient communication around tools, strategies, and results.

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