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Transdisciplinary Research Quality Assessment Framework and Guiding Questions

Summary: This practical tool provides a series of descriptions of research quality criteria and guiding questions. It is useful for planning research, evaluating (ex ante) research proposals, and evaluating (ex post) research projects.

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Summary: This glossary contains definitions for key terms frequently used by the Sustainability Research Effectiveness Program.

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Theory of Change: An Annotated Bibliography

Summary: This annotated bibliography provides an overview of useful literature pertaining to theory of change for those who want to learn more about developing and applying theory of change in practice.

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Theory of Change Overview

Summary: This document provides a comprehensive overview of the utility of theory of change for those who want to develop and apply a theory of change model in practice.

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TD-Net Toolbox: Theory of Change

Summary: The Theory of Change tool contained in the TD-Net Toolbox provides an overview of the application and utility of Theory of Change in research contexts. The tool is intended for researchers and research managers interested in applying Theory of Change in their work.

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Sample Facilitating Questions

Summary: This set of example facilitating questions can provide a starting point for those interested in facilitating a workshop to develop a theory of change model.

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Summary: The following templates can be used to help document a theory of change model and structure systematic data collection through an evidence table to support effective monitoring, evaluation, and learning for research impact.

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