Evaluating the Outcomes and Impact of Five (5) Projects Using the Case Study Method

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602596
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Evaluating the Outcomes and Impact of Five (5) Projects Using the Case Study Method
Author(s):
Mokoka, K. Elizabeth; Klopper, Hester C.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
K. Elizabeth Mokoka, PhD, RN, pm.unedsa@edunurse.co.za; Hester C. Klopper, RN, RM, FANSA
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: EVALUATING THE OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF FIVE (5) PROJECTS USING THE CASE STUDY METHOD Abstract Background Between 2006 and 2012, Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) invested 32.8 million USD to strengthen the nursing sector in South Africa. Of the work that has been done, through nineteen projects, five projects were identified and selected by Atlantic to be documented as case studies to be shared with a wider audience of the nursing and other relevant sectors and interest groups. The Forum for University Nursing Deans of SA (FUNDISA) was contracted to construct the case studies. OBJECTIVE: To develop case studies on selected projects to describe what was achieved, the projects’ outcomes and impact it made in the lives of the beneficiaries; and to document lessons and best practices in order to share and replicate these best practices. METHODS: Each of the five case studies were described, using the appreciative enquiry approach, where achievements, assets,  innovations, strengths, as well as lessons learnt and opportunities for sustainability, high points and success stories were described from data collected from multiple data sources using methods  such as interviews, observation and document reviews. RESULTS: In all 5 case studies, replicable best practices were identified and described. In collaboration with Atlantic Philanthropies, the case studies are disseminated to all the relevant audiences through publications and presentations. The specific case study method used will also be shared with other project implementers as it can be used during the conclusion of projects. CONCLUSION: Case studies are suitable for answering questions that funders might have regarding their investments. They are also useful in evaluating the outcomes and deliver evidence that the project is having an impact on the lives of beneficiaries.
Keywords:
outcome; impact; appreciative enquiry
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.30
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleEvaluating the Outcomes and Impact of Five (5) Projects Using the Case Study Methoden
dc.contributor.authorMokoka, K. Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorKlopper, Hester C.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsK. Elizabeth Mokoka, PhD, RN, pm.unedsa@edunurse.co.za; Hester C. Klopper, RN, RM, FANSAen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602596en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: EVALUATING THE OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF FIVE (5) PROJECTS USING THE CASE STUDY METHOD Abstract Background Between 2006 and 2012, Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) invested 32.8 million USD to strengthen the nursing sector in South Africa. Of the work that has been done, through nineteen projects, five projects were identified and selected by Atlantic to be documented as case studies to be shared with a wider audience of the nursing and other relevant sectors and interest groups. The Forum for University Nursing Deans of SA (FUNDISA) was contracted to construct the case studies. OBJECTIVE: To develop case studies on selected projects to describe what was achieved, the projects’ outcomes and impact it made in the lives of the beneficiaries; and to document lessons and best practices in order to share and replicate these best practices. METHODS: Each of the five case studies were described, using the appreciative enquiry approach, where achievements, assets,  innovations, strengths, as well as lessons learnt and opportunities for sustainability, high points and success stories were described from data collected from multiple data sources using methods  such as interviews, observation and document reviews. RESULTS: In all 5 case studies, replicable best practices were identified and described. In collaboration with Atlantic Philanthropies, the case studies are disseminated to all the relevant audiences through publications and presentations. The specific case study method used will also be shared with other project implementers as it can be used during the conclusion of projects. CONCLUSION: Case studies are suitable for answering questions that funders might have regarding their investments. They are also useful in evaluating the outcomes and deliver evidence that the project is having an impact on the lives of beneficiaries.en
dc.subjectoutcomeen
dc.subjectimpacten
dc.subjectappreciative enquiryen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:32:36Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:32:36Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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