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Ways of framing the difference between research and evaluation

Original Publication Date: June 21, 2024
Last Updated: June 26, 2024
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

Evaluation and research are similar and yet can differ in many ways. This blog post, from BetterEvaluation, details “different ways of thinking about how evaluation is different to research.”

One of the challenges of working in evaluation is that important terms (like ‘evaluation’, ‘impact’, ‘indicators’,  ‘monitoring’  and so on ) are defined and used in very different ways by different people.