Along the way to developing a theory of the program: a re-examination of the conceptual framework as an organizing strategy.

@article{Helitzer2014AlongTW,
  title={Along the way to developing a theory of the program: a re-examination of the conceptual framework as an organizing strategy.},
  author={Deborah L. Helitzer and Andrew Sussman and Richard M Hoffman and Christina M. Getrich and Teddy D Warner and Robert L. Rhyne},
  journal={Evaluation and program planning},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={157-63}
}
PURPOSE Conceptual frameworks (CF) have historically been used to develop program theory. We re-examine the literature about the role of CF in this context, specifically how they can be used to create descriptive and prescriptive theories, as building blocks for a program theory. Using a case example of colorectal cancer screening intervention development, we describe the process of developing our initial CF, the methods used to explore the constructs in the framework and revise the framework… CONTINUE READING

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