Mapping serves as a metaphor for where we are now, where we have been, and where we are going. In this paper the authors illustrate the use of outcome mapping as a methodological framework for documenting the planning, monitoring, and evaluation process for the Métis Settlements Life Skills Journey (MSLSJ) project. The MSLSJ is a multi-year, multi-site, multi-method research project. It is centered on building relationships and facilitating knowledge exchange between the University of Alberta team, Métis Settlement Councils and administrators, and Settlement members. We highlight how the outcome mapping framework enables us to document project processes through the identification of key boundary partners and strategies in support of learning. Outcome mapping became a reflective and strategic tool for the MSLSJ project, reflecting on six years of data from seven sites, representing over 430 participants, and guiding the project forward.
Outcome Mapping, Methodology, Boundary Partners, Métis
The authors acknowledge the contributions of: community advisers; MSLSJ program assistants, facilitators, and child participants; the guidance of Buffalo Lake, Fishing Lake, Kikino, Elizabeth, and Peavine Métis Settlement Councils and administrators; and funders Alberta Health Services, Alberta Human Services, PolicyWise, and the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension (University of Alberta).
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Hammer, B., Fletcher, F., Shortt, R., MacRae, M., & Hibbert, A. (2020). Outcome Mapping: Documenting Process in the Métis Settlements Life Skills Journey Project. The Qualitative Report, 25(4), 909-923. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss4/2