Section 6: How Good is My Logic Model?

Section Overview

Now that you have learned what a logic model is and how to draw one, you will want to make sure that it is as good as it can be. In this section you will be introduced to a number of qualities and characteristics that we think are important in ensuring that logic models are credible and useful so that you an assess your own logic models.

Again, spend a few minutes looking at the section outline to see what will be covered in this section. Get comfortable. We hope you find this section helpful.

Section Goal

When you complete this section, you will know four criteria for assessing the quality of a logic model, as well as common limitations of logic models. More specifically, you will:

  1. Know that logic models need to be meaningful, plausible, doable, and testable.
  2. Know some limitations of logic models.
  3. Explore some common pitfalls encountered in creating and using logic models.

Section Outline

You can use this outline to move through the topics in this section.

  1. Standards of quality
  2. Criteria 1: Meaningful
  3. Criteria 2: Plausible
  4. Criteria 3: Doable
  5. Criteria 4: Testable
  6. Let’s practice! Logic Model review exercise
  7. Common pitfalls in creating and using Logic Models
  8. Limitations of Logic Models
  9. Section summary

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