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The case for spatial analysis in evaluation to reduce health inequities

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  • Koschinsky, Julia
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    The article begins by giving an overview of spatial thinking concepts that are relevant to evaluation. The article relates the spatial perspective to both a realist evaluation and a randomized control trial perspective in evaluation to demonstrate the benefits of a spatialized program and evaluation perspective. The article mainly suggests that the adoption of a spatial perspective can add new insights to the theory and practice of evaluation in ways that helps evaluation move closer to reducing health inequities.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 172-176

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:36:y:2013:i:1:p:172-176

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    Keywords: Spatial analysis; Spatial perspective; Program evaluation; Evaluation; Health inequities; Realist evaluation; Randomized control trials (RCTs);

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