The challenge is identifying causal pathways that clearly link research to health, social, or economic changes Hanney et al. The primary purpose of this article is to advance CA methods. Please note that UK visa applications can take months to process. Where are the main weaknesses in the story?
Table 1. The essential value of contribution analysis is that it offers an approach designed to reduce uncertainty about the contribution the intervention is making to the observed results through an increased understanding of why the observed results have occurred or not!
This article may be of interest to those concerned with how research can be used effectively to influence policy processes and outcomes. It consists of a step-wise, iterative process of refining Theory of Change. Limitations to the evidence were also identified see Table 2.
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It is not intended to prove direct causality.