From problem analysis to intervention design.

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GMSCS002
Vaknaam From problem analysis to intervention design.
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (Second half of 1b & 2a)
ECTS 7.5

Uitgebreide vaknaam From problem analysis to intervention design.
Leerdoelen 1. Conduct a systematic problem analysis about a societal or organizational problem.

2. Conduct a causal analysis of factors influencing the selected societal or organizational problem based on (interdisciplinary) theoretical knowledge gained in the domain course Theorizing Change as well as theoretical literature on the specific problem and identify the main causes.

3. Develop and present a theory- and evidence-based intervention aiming to address this societal or organizational challenge.

4. Develop and present a monitoring and evaluation plan to test the effectiveness of the intervention.

5. Analyze the quality of a proposed or existing intervention based on its theoretical base and (un)intended consequences and provide recommendations for improvement.
Omschrijving In this course, you will learn to design interventions aimed at achieving changes. Building upon the course ‘Theorizing Change’, this course will offer students a stepwise approach to intervention design, starting from in-depth problem analysis, gathering and integrating possible explanations of the problem, developing a model of key factors and processes explaining the problem and possible solutions, developing an intervention to solve the problem, and planning how to evaluate the intervention. This approach contributes to the formulation of intervention plans in the context of important societal or organizational problems that are likely to generate intended effects. You will work on real-life problems and come up with interventions that could have substantial impact. The challenge will be to present your intervention in a way that can convince practitioners to implement your intervention.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, practicum
Toetsvorm opdrachten
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E. van der Werff, PhD.
Docent(en) Dr. N. Hansen ,dr. L. Heyse ,Prof. Dr. S. Scheibe
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Research Master, Behavioural and Social Sciences (ReMa)  (ReMa) 1 semester I b keuze