Coly A, Parry G. Evaluating Complex Health Interventions: A Guide to Rigorous Research Designs. Washington, DC: AcademyHealth; June 2017.
This publication, co-authored by IHI Senior Scientist Dr. Gareth Parry, provides a framework for selecting appropriate research designs to evaluate public health and other service interventions. It describes a range of approaches that can be used to enhance the rigor of evaluations, thereby improving the quality of the evidence upon which decisions are made and ultimately improving the public’s health. The guide provides clear examples of various evaluation designs and information on the tradeoffs involved in design selection.