Is a simplified picture of a program, initiative, or intervention that is a response to a given situation. Many people compare a logic model with a roadmap showing how you plan to reach your destination.
Shows the logical relationships among the resources that are invested, the activities that take place, and the benefits or changes that result.
Some call this program theory (Wiess, 1998) or the program’s theory of action (Patton, 1997). It is a “plausible, sensible model of how a program is supposed to work.” (Bickman, 1987. p. 5)
It portrays the underlying rationale of the program or initiative. (Chen, Cato & Rainford 1998-9, Renger & Titcomb 2002)
Is the core of program planning, evaluation, program management, and communications.
Some think the logic model is only used in evaluation. We find it equally helpful for planning and program design, managing programs, and communicating.
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