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Volume 3 Issue 1 / Sep 2005  pp1‑92

Editor: Arthur Money

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The Development of an Evaluation Framework for Partnership Working  pp1‑10

Maurice Atkinson

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This paper describes the outcomes of the "Action Planning" stage of an action research project utilising a search conference for the purposes of organisational development. The aim of the project was the design of a methodology to facilitate the evaluation of the complexities of working in partnership and to assess the extent to which collaboration actually adds value in terms of both process and outcomes. The research centred on multi‑agency partnership working within Children's Services Planning (CSP) in the Southern Health and Social Services Board's area in Northern Ireland. The resulting evaluation framework contains seven interconnected dimensions with associated sub‑ dimensions and assessment criteria. The framework is underpinned by the concept of a virtuous circle formed by evaluation, learning, improvement, measurement, and back to evaluation. 


Keywords: Evaluation, evaluation framework, partnership working, collaboration, action research, Children's Services Planning, Health and Personal Social Service


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Frank Bannister

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Towards a Second Order Research Methodology  pp25‑36

Jim Brown, Petia Sice

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The Nexus Between Teaching and Research: A Qualitative Study Using two Focus Group on Academic Information Systems Teachers  pp37‑56

Kevin Grant, Stuart Fitzgerald

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Grounded Theory: Its Diversification and Application Through two Examples From Research Studies on Knowledge and Value Management  pp57‑68

Kirsty Hunter, Subashini Hari, Charles Egbu, John Kelly

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Mixed‑mode Surveys Using Mail and Web Questionnaires  pp69‑80

Matthias Meckel, David Walters, Philip Baugh

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Grounded in Practice: Using Interpretive Research to Build Theory  pp81‑92

Bruce H. Rowlands

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