The case for spatial analysis in evaluation to reduce health inequities
AbstractThe 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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Volume (Year): 36 (2013)
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Spatial analysis; Spatial perspective; Program evaluation; Evaluation; Health inequities; Realist evaluation; Randomized control trials (RCTs);
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