Information collected by a researcher. Data gathered during an evaluation are manipulated and analyzed to yield findings that serve as the basis for conclusions and recommendations.
A process for achieving the extraction of relevant data while the related transaction or operation is occurring.
An analytical process in which data, in both quantitative form (such as questionnaires results) or qualitative form (such as interview transcripts) are categorized to facilitate analysis.
The systematic approach to gathering and measuring information from a variety of sources to get a complete and accurate picture of an area of interest.
Techniques used to identify information sources, collect information, and minimize bias during an evaluation.
The process of proactively reviewing and evaluating your data and its quality to ensure that it is fit for purpose.
The primary location from where data comes.
To make a political or economic situation less strong or safe, by causing changes and problems.
Devise strategy benefits from team members’ knowledge and motivation in ways that organizations in which a “lone ranger” decides strategy cannot.
Executing a program that meet the objectives of a project.
Dependent (output, outcome, response) variables, so called because they are “dependent” on the independent variable; the outcome presumably depends on how these input variables are managed or manipulated.
To use something or someone, especially in order to achieve a particular effect.
Methodical procedure of introducing an activity, process, program, or system to all applicable areas of an organization.
A clear description of the issue (problem) which also includes a vision and methods used to make ways into solving the problem. It guides all the activities that follow in the design process.
The practice of limiting user actions on a system. These include limitations that cannot be controlled and limitations that are self-imposed as a way to improve a design.
The sequence of events leading from idea to finished product.
The process of designing which leads to the creation of an appropriate solution, be it a functional product, efficient public service or public policy that genuinely accommodates the perspectives of people on the receiving end.
An appropriate problem that leads to a design.
Formulated questions that reveal themselves as a way to approach a design problem.
The cumulative gathering of human experiences and artifacts that is then synthetically processed. This user-focused approach focuses on understanding complex human behavior and turning that into actionable insights to improve design interventions.
A means of solving or satisfying human needs or wants.
A time-constrained process for solving problems through designing, prototyping, and testing ideas with users.
An iterative process in which seeks to understand the users, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. It provides a solution-based approach to solving problems.
In tactical operations, the perception of an object of possible military interest but unconfirmed by recognition.
To design, create, or improve an object or idea.
A face-to-face discussion between an interviewer and participant.
A marketing research technique for qualitative data that involves a small group of people (6-10) that share a common set characteristics (demographics, attitudes, etc.) and participate in a discussion of predetermined topics led by a moderator with the use of an online system.
A design phase that focuses on identifying and defining a root problem affecting users.
To get rid of a system or organization, usually over a period of time.
To prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.
An approach to understandings, evolving and solving complex problems. It employs systems thinking, sustainability, cognitive and behavioral sciences along with ideation and design thinking to create activated approaches for making a positive impact on the planet.
A planned process that involves consideration of target audiences and the settings in which research findings are to be received and, where appropriate, communicating and interacting with wider policy and health service audiences in ways that will facilitate research uptake in decision-making processes and practice.
An investigation or audit of a potential investment or product to confirm all facts, such as reviewing all financial records