Quasi-experimental designs, which are currently dominant in the methodological literature on Evaluative Research, are mostly not appropriate for the evaluation of Planned Change in the social organization of urban neighborhoods. In this paper we propose an alternative approach, based on ex-post-facto case studies. Criteria for evaluation, as well as study design and instruments, are discussed in some detail. A concise summary of one local evaluative study is presented as an illustration.
Spiro, Shimon E.
"Ex Post Facto Evaluation of Neighborhood Organization Programs,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol4/iss5/7