USING NETWORK RESEARCH FOR IMPACT EVALUATIONThe session is dedicated to strengthening links between network research and impact evaluation (including direct and indirect impacts, short and long term effects, etc.). Work at the intersection of these fields lags behind expectations. Furthermore, the theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches fail to consider this intersection comprehensively. Closing this gap should contribute to open up new perspectives in the field of impact evaluation. Moving toward to such new perspectives promotes the development of new research approaches and methodological frameworks, especially for social impact assessment. This session will offer a forum to present contributions to the field of impact evaluation by focusing on network data collection, methods, visualizations, and the use of technology for network-based evaluation.Innovative approaches of network research within the broader area of evaluation are welcome.
We welcome paper proposals (in the form of a title and abstract) for papers on theoretical, substantive, and methodological aspects of this topic.
We look forward to seeing you at XXXIX Sunbelt! :-)