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Watertime Analytical Framework, standard format and synthesis

Result description: The key results are the Analaytical framework (AF) which is based on a thorough literature review of relevant multi-disciplinary theoretical work. It uses the analytical narratives approach to outline a formal framework for structuring and analysing empirical data on decision-making processes. The standard format is a formalisation of this framework for collecting and collating data from case studies in a common format thus enabling subsequent analysis using the common structure. the final synthesis presents the results of the application of this framework and format to the Watertime case study data.

Dissemination and use potential: The results can be disseminated through discussion with research colleagues in the academic and practitioner communities, and in preparing future research projects.

Key innovative features of the result: The AF sets out a comprehensive approach for using analytical narrative techniques in case studies concerned with decision-making in public services. It identifies and categorises general sets of actors at local, national and global level, and provides a framework for categorising factors, affecting these processes. Finally, it provides a coherent framework for formalising sequences of events within any overall episode. The standard format provides an application of this framework to enable data to be collected via spreadsheets and databases.

Current status and use of the result: The result has been published as part of the Watertime documents. The potential use of the AF and standard format in new research projects is being discussed with future potential partners.

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Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Escuela de Relaciones Laborales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, c/ San Bernado nº 49
28015 Madrid