for student social entrepreneurship
Discuss approaches in general.
For the wiki (outputs of educators and students) see Indicators of progress with the portal and associated learning resources.
Prediction Market ConceptsEdit
One "idea" is to apply the concepts of prediction markets. Remember that for social entrepreneurship it will about predicting the size of the positive social impact. This might depend on economic viability ... though it might not.
How can this be done?
The philosophy and principles of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), seem particularly well suited to Social Entrepreneurship.
Why would that be?
How does one evaluate ideas, projects and/or initiatives in an appreciative paradigm?
Are there advantages and disadvantages of this approach?
Links to existing evaluation frameworksEdit
Notes and ReadingsEdit
- A Guide to Evaluating Asset-Based Community Development: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities
- Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry (book)
- EnCompass Publications List
- Jan Reed, Appreciative Inquiry: Research for Change. A Sage publication with a foreword by Sheila McNamee.
- A useful framework could be Table 24.2 in Evaluation Roots: tracing Theorists' Views and Influences. Edited by Marvin C. Alkin.
- Evaluation: New Ways of Working Together
- Impact Assessment of ICT4D Projects - check out the Compendium.
- Measuring social impact: the foundation of social return on investment (SROI) - Social Return on Investment (SROI) Primer, New Economics Forum.
- Preskill, H. and Catsambas, T.T. (2006). Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiry. Sage Publications, London.