Navigating theory, negotiating difference and beating the system : a critical how-to of media assistance evaluation

Noske-Turner, Jessica (2014) Navigating theory, negotiating difference and beating the system : a critical how-to of media assistance evaluation. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The wave of democratisation across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America in the early 1990s triggered an increase in donor funding to media assistance initiatives, primarily within good governance policy frameworks. However, few media assistance projects have managed to effectively evaluate the impacts of their work. This thesis explores how the impacts of Australian media assistance on social change and governance can be most effectively evaluated and understood. The findings of this research suggest the importance of early investment in participatory planning of evaluation designs, which are then periodically revisited. These evaluation designs should be based on a theoretically sound link between models of change, evaluative questions and methods.

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ID Code: 78979
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Romano, Angela & McNair, Brian
Keywords: Cambodia, communication for development, development journalism, evaluation, governance, media assistance, media development, monitoring and evaluation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2014 04:06
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 02:20

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