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dc.contributor.authorMayne, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-14T10:43:33Z
dc.date.available2019-08-14T10:43:33Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-14
dc.identifier.citationMayne, J. (2019) Assessing the Relative Importance of Causal Factors, CDI Practice Paper 21, Brighton: IDSen
dc.identifier.issn2053-0536
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/14647
dc.description.abstractWhile contribution analysis provides a basis for making causal claims and understanding how and why change occurs, it does not on its own estimate the relative importance, much less the size, of the causal factors at work. In this CDI Practice Paper written by John Mayne, we discuss ways of assessing the relative importance of such causal factors, while arguing that there are likely no quantitative answers to the question. Rather, there is a need to carefully articulate the relative importance question, decide which causal factors one wants to compare, and to decide how one wants to interpret ‘importance’. A variety of perspectives are possible: perceived influence, the roles played by the factors, the funds expended, and the extent of the constraints to change. All are plausible ways of assessing the relative importance of causal factors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIDSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCDI Practice Paper;21
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access paper distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.titleAssessing the Relative Importance of Causal Factorsen
dc.typeIDS Practice Paperen
dc.rights.holderIDSen
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
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rioxxterms.funder.projectd218e59e-c0fb-4cb3-8a07-92a57da72cd1en


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