We offer training courses both for QuIP data collection and data analysis. If you would be interested in using the QuIP in your work, please get in touch with us using the link at the bottom of the page.
For a comprehensive introduction to QuIP and example case studies, please see our book, Attributing Development Impact: The Qualitative Impact Protocol Casebook, available as a free pdf download by clicking on ‘e-book’. The book, like the QuIP, is rooted in empirics and practice and presents a fresh way to approach the ‘attribution challenge’. For shorter and more accessible papers, see more below
- The QuIP briefing paper – an accessible methodological guide which outlines the QuIP approach in the context of other similar evaluation methods, the best place to start!
- Please take a look at our blog posts as many address methodological questions related to the QuIP.
- Do also check the pages on our different areas of work as some reports are published here.
- Intrac have published a neat summary of QuIP as part of their M&E Universe
Practical guidelines in different languages
The Annotated QuIP Guidelines are a slightly simplified and shortened version of the full guidelines available in the book (see p.256 onwards). This is a practical document designed for commissioners planning to undertake a QuIP, summarising each step of the process. This can be useful for trained QuIP Lead Evaluators to share with colleagues when planning a study, but in no way replaces the full training.
- English QuIP Guidelines: If your native language is not English, but you are a fluent English speaker – you may find this version more accessible
- Spanish QuIP Guidelines
- French QuIP Guidelines
- Portuguese (Mozambique) QuIP Guidelines
- Portuguese (Brazil) QuIP Guidelines
Publications and briefing papers
Shorter introductions and papers:
- The QuIP briefing paper – an accessible methodological guide which outlines the QuIP approach in the context of other similar evaluation methods.
- QuIP compared to thirty other approaches to impact evaluation – a brief look at how QuIP is inspired by, fits in with and compares to other well used approaches.
- A brief guide to QuIP sampling
- From narrative text to causal maps: QuIP analysis and visualisation – a consideration of how text is turned into causal maps and how this evidence can be used in an evaluation
- An article for the journal Development in Practice on QuIP sampling: Case and evidence selection for robust generalisation in impact evaluation
- A brief considering Using QuIP with children and young people
Prefer to listen?
- A lecture for the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL, July 2018) – Development Impact Attribution: Mental Models and Methods in ‘Mixed Marriage’ Evaluations, James Copestake (Professor of international development at the University of Bath)
- A recorded QuIP presentation – Cautionary tales of complex causation: Qualitative and mixed method impact assessment of climate change and livelihood transformations in Africa
More in-depth articles:
Generating credible evidence of social impact using the QuIP: The challenge of positionality in data coding and analysis – Copestake, Davies and Remnant’s article focused on analysis of qualitative data, in edited proceedings from the 2019 Qualitative Research Symposium – Methods, and Messiness: Insights for Qualitative Research Analysis.
- Social impact investment and the attribution challenge – a CDS workshop report, including a comprehensive inventory of tools available for assessing the social effects of impact investment.
- Managing relationships in qualitative impact evaluation to improve development outcomes: QuIP choreography as a case study. August 2016 Working Paper focusing on the ethical, political and technical implications of the ‘blinding’ and ‘unblinding’ of researchers and respondents in QuIP studies. Now published in the journal Evaluation, Volume 24 Issue 2, April 2018
- Credible impact evaluation in complex contexts. James Copestake’s article in the journal Evaluation
- Assessing rural transformations: piloting a qualitative impact protocol in Malawi and Ethiopia – James Copestake and Fiona Remnant’s chapter in the book: Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability, Edited by K. Roelen and L. Camfield.