What general resources are available on logic modeling?
RUSH staff has identified for you their recommended "must reads" on logic modeling based on NIDRR grantees' frequency of requests for a copy of the article and the perceived usefulness of the article. These "must reads" are identified in the SEDL archives at the end of the list below with a symbol of a star .
Reports, Papers, Web sites and other Tools
Everything you Wanted to Know About Logic Models But Were Afraid to Ask
This paper was funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) under a contract to Insites, a Colorado-based non-profit 501(c)3 orgainization. It addresses situations where a private foundation designs an initiative and award grants to a number of sites to participate inthe initiative in their local setting. The basic ideas are applicable to other situations. (1999)
Planning for Outcome Evaluations
Planning for Outcome Evaluations is a resource provided by the Child Welfare Information Gateway. This web page provides selected resources on logic model development and a searchable Information Gateway Library. One example of a useful search provided through the library is Evaluation How-to's by Program Type.
Logic Models in Out-of-School Time Programs: What are They and Why are They Important? (Hamilton & Bronte-Tinkew, 2007).
This research brief from the national research organization Child Trends describes the key components of a logic model, identifies why logic models are useful, and discusses different types of logic models, the formats that they take, and the resources available to programs for creating them.
Program Development and Evaluation
This Program Development and Evaluation Web site run by University of Wisconsin- Extension provides several resources. Among them are examples of logic models, worksheets for creating a logic model, and presentations on logic models.
Learn About Logic Models
This link provides a basic introduction to logic modeling.
Types of Logic Models
RUSH breaks out four different versions of logic models: Theory Approach Logic Model, Outcomes Approach Logic Model, Activities Approach Logic Model, and Research Performance Logic Models.
NIDRR Grantee Perceptions About Logic Models
Comments from NIDRR grantees surrounding logic modeling.