Reconstructing Program Theories : Methods Available and Problems to be Solved

  title={Reconstructing Program Theories : Methods Available and Problems to be Solved},
  author={F. L. Leeuw},
This paper discusses methods for reconstructing theories underlying programs and policies. It describes three approaches. One is empirical–analytical in nature and focuses on interviews, documents and argumentational analysis. The second has strategic assessment, group dynamics, and dialogue as its core. The third has cognitive and organizational psychology as its foundation. For each of the three approaches, case-illustrations are given. These approaches can help to make the process of… CONTINUE READING
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