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A three-way approach to evaluating partnerships: Partnership survey, integration measure and social network analysis

Evaluation Journal of Australasia
Volume 15 Issue 1 (Mar 2015)

Abstract: An increasing number of initiatives are delivered through cross-sectoral or cross-jurisdictional partnerships. Methods to evaluate partnerships have also proliferated, but tend to focus only on particular aspects of partnerships. None alone provide a comprehensive picture of how a partnership is working. Working on commissioned evaluations of partnership initiatives, we have faced the challenge of selecting appropriate methods to gather information on partnership processes - from program or community-level partnerships to partnerships across the highest levels of government. While many partnership evaluations rely on analysis of participants' views on how effectively the partnership works, more powerful evaluation demands methods to collect systematic quantifiable data on the actual behaviour of the partnership and how it changes over time.

To cite this article: Gomez-Bonnet, Florent and Thomas, Margaret. A three-way approach to evaluating partnerships: Partnership survey, integration measure and social network analysis [online]. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Vol. 15, No. 1, Mar 2015: 28-37. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=936763813174951;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1035-719X. [cited 22 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Gomez-Bonnet, Florent; Thomas, Margaret; Source: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Vol. 15, No. 1, Mar 2015: 28-37 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1035-719X Subject: Partnership; Business--Communication systems; Social networks--Evaluation; Surveys--Methodology; Surveying--Data processing; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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