Adato's presentation outlines the value of qualitative methods, saying that they can represent complex realities and project outcomes. Qualitative methods are effective at capturing issues because they allow for elaboration, follow-up and probing, unanticipated issues, and because they solicit local solutions to problems. Adato outlines examples of conditional cash transfer programs and how qualitative methods were used to examine these programs.
Using qualitative methods for gender analysis in program evaluation. (PPT)
Adato, M. 2010. Using qualitative methods for gender analysis in program evaluation. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI.