A Complexity-based Plan for Evaluating Transformation

I’m looking for a critique on any or all parts of a draft of this article. Three constructs from Complexity Science are employed – sensitive dependence, emergence, and social attractors. The paper concludes with an explanation of why if –>then logic is recommended for small-scale change within transformation efforts, but...

WHY SHOULD EVALUATORS EMBRACE COMPLEXITY THINKING?

Complexity ideas have long been explored by philosophers, social scientists, systems analysts… and evaluators. Multi-disciplinarity, a distinctive feature of evaluation, is an integral part of the paradigm shift underway in all the sciences.  Putting complex adaptive system models to work facilitates a much-needed rapprochement between the physical, natural, and social...