I think logic models are great to get you to think about the end result first; what it is you are exactly trying to accomplish. As the article states, if we start with our resources and work forward, we are basically reiterating what it is we already do, not creating new ideas and finding different solutions to our problems. That being said, I think it is a VERY difficult habit to break, and I think to start we will probably be doing the same thing, but backwards. Logic models seem like they might best be done in groups, or at least with two people (hence our mentors) because otherwise it might be more difficult to think outside the box in comparison with what we have always done. I think it is going to be difficult not have a logic model that looks like the one with all the arrows - I'm not good at keeping things simple, and I always tend to be able to drop things in lots of buckets instead of just streamlining everything (or I go the opposite way and throw everything out).
I think I'm a little confused on the evaluation implementation portion of the logic model. It seems the graphic they use on the last page is the same graphic on the first page, it just now says "evaluation study" vs. "external influences, environmental, related programs". Are we just using the same base to determine the evaluation?
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