Resources relevant to Video 9: Fostering Evidence-Based Practice Using Visual Program Logic Models (Outcomes Models)

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Example of using a visual outcomes model and mapping evidence onto it here.

Best Practice Representation and Dissemination Using Visual Outcomes Models (article)

This article describes how visual outcomes models can be used to map expert summaries of research evidence supporting links between steps an outcomes in a model. 

Types of claims able to be made regarding outcomes models (program logic models) (article)

As discussed in the video, outcomes models are a type of causal model which sets out all of the steps which it is believed are needed in order to achieve high-level outcomes. Such models and any evidence which exists to support the links between steps within the model can be be used to make various claims about a program. This article clarifies the types of claims which can be made in regard to outcomes models relating to the claimed causal logic of the program being revealed, evidence from previous programs, and/or evidence obtained regarding how the actual program itself is working. 

13 Tips For Building Great Outcomes Models (Intervention logics)  (1 page tip sheet)

A one page 'tip sheet' setting out the rules for drawing outcomes models which can be used for mapping evidence-based practice information. Use this tip sheet yourself, or hand it out when working with a group so that everyone is clear about the rules you are using to build your model. If anyone wants to know where the 13 rules come from, refer them to the article on which it is based - a set of formal standards for building outcomes models (program logics).  

What Outcomes and Results Modeling can Do for Your Organization (1 page tip sheet)

A one page 'tip sheet' which describes the ways in which a well constructed outcomes model, once developed for a purpose like collating evidence-based practice information, can be then be also used for other organization purposes such as: strategic planning, prioritization, working out different or activities are believed to contribute to joint outcomes, getting staff outcomes focused, performance measurement and tracking progress, evaluation planning and outcomes-focused contracting. Hand this tip sheet out to the group with which you are building your outcomes model for evidence-based practice and they will get a clear idea of how their organization can leverage off the work they are doing in building a well constructed outcomes model. This approach is set out in more detail in the article here.

Pre-existing program outcomes models you can 'borrow' to get going (OutcomesModels.org) (website)

A set of outcomes models (program logics) which have already been developed for a number of programs in a number of areas. You can click through them in their web page versions and if if like any of them and if they are relevant to you, you can immediately print them off as PDFs. If you have DoView outcomes software installed, you can immediately download the DoView file of the model and start amending it to reflect what is happening in your own program.  

Easy Outcomes Workbook (detailed 'hands-on' workbook)

A full workbook showing you the process for facilitating a group when drawing an outcomes model (e.g. what size the group should be etc.). It then leads you through all of the stages in developing and using such a model for strategic planning, prioritization, monitoring and performance management, evaluation, evidence-based practice and outcomes-focused contracting and delegation. The whole Easy Outcomes system of which this workbook is part is set out at EasyOutcomes.org.