Getting the Most out of Site Visits
We live in a world shaped by policies and programs, and their implementation are largely influenced by external factors. There has been an increased interest in using methods that allow us to understand the nuanced interplay between policies, programs, and the realities in which they take place. One method that provides us rich and immersive insights into this reality is site visits. Site visits are valuable because they provide contextual information on the implementation of policies and programs, thus making this understanding tangible. They also allow for deeper probing and asking questions that organizations would not know to ask unless they were there. Site visits, if done systematically, allow for rich and consistent data to be collected. This e-study explores how organizations can get the most out of site visits for research, evaluation, and continuous improvement.