Published reports and journal articles

ARTD provides clients with credible, clear and strategic reports to inform decisions about policy and programs. We also present and workshop findings with key stakeholders. Commissioned reports are owned by our clients and in many cases are confidential. Links to publicly available reports and articles in academic journals are provided below.

Realist evaluation and randomised controlled trials for testing program theory in complex social systems, Evaluation, 2016

Choosing Appropriate Designs and Methods for Impact Evaluation, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, 2015 

Evaluation of the Resilient Families Service: Mid-term report, NSW Treasury, 2015

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Framework: Consultation report, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, 2015

Addendum to the Standards in Action Manual: Guide for services working with children and young people with disability and their families, Family and Community Services, 2015

A three-way approach to evaluating partnerships: Partnership survey, integration measure and social network analysis, Florent Gomez-Bonnet and Margaret Thomas, Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Volume 15 Issue 1, Mar 2015

Evaluation of the NSW Knockout Health Challenge 2013, NSW Health, 2014

Evaluation of the Resilient Families Service: Preliminary report, NSW Treasury, 2014

The case for experimental design in realist evaluation, Andrew Hawkins, Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts, Special Issue: Evaluation, 14, 46-59

Evaluation of the Tell Them From Me Student Survey Trial, Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, 2014

Formative evaluation of the  NSW Proud Schools Pilot:  Stage 2, NSW Department of Education and Communities, 2014

Innovative Community Action Networks: A sustainable, evidenced-based approach for engaging young people in learning, South Australian Department for Education and Child Development, 2013

Evaluation of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program and the contribution of volunteers to development efforts, Office of Development Effectiveness, 2013

Evaluation of the Mental Health Consumer Perceptions and Experiences of Services (MH-CoPES) Framework, NSW Consumer Advisory Group - Mental Health Inc, 2013

Key Findings for the Evaluation of the Mental Health Consumer Perceptions and Experiences of Services (MH-CoPES) Framework, NSW Consumer Advisory Group - Mental Health Inc, 2013

Summary report for the evaluation of four long-term housing and support projects funded under the NSW Homelessness Action Plan (HAP), Housing NSW, 2013

Report on the Riverina Murray long-term housing and support project under the NSW Homelessness Action Plan, Housing NSW, 2013

Report on the New England long-term housing and support project under the NSW Homelessness Action Plan, Housing NSW, 2013

Report on the North Coast Murray long-term housing and support project under the NSW Homelessness Action Plan, Housing NSW, 2013

Report on the South East long-term housing and support project under the NSW Homelessness Action Plan, Housing NSW, 2013

Evaluation of NSW Energy Efficiency programs, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 2012

Interim evaluation of Home Power Savings Program, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 2012

Evaluation framework and strategy for the evaluation of the National Partnership Agreement on Preventative Health, Australian National Preventative Health Agency, 2012

Analysis of the NSW Smarter Schools cross-sectoral impact survey (CSIS) Phase 1: Final report. NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), 2012

High-level findings from the evaluation of four models of early intervention for children with autism, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, 2012

Evaluation of the Helping Children with Autism Package, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2012

Rural Research Capacity Building Program: capacity building outcomes, Dr Emma Webster, Margaret Thomas, Narelle Ong and Linda Cutler, Australian Journal of Primary Health, Volume 17, No. 1, 2011, p107–113

Intensive Family Support Program Review, NSW Department of Family and Community Services (ADHC), 2011

Stay Connected: Report on the Pilot of Case Management for Young People with Challenging Behaviour (Executive Summary), NSW Department of Family and Community Services (ADHC), 2011

Review of the School Based Management Pilot, NSW Department of Education and Communities, 2011

Legislative review of the Medicare provider number legislation, Department of Health and Ageing, 2010

Smarter Schools National Partnerships in NSW: Evaluation of Initial Implementation, NSW Department of Education and Training, 2010

Building capacity in local government for integrated planning to increase physical activity: evaluation of the VicHealth Metro ACTIVE program, Margaret Thomas, Wendy Hodge, B.J. Smith, Health Promotion International, 2009

Metro ACTIVE Evaluation report, VicHealth, 2008

Review of the Respite and Information Services for Young Carers, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2008

Evaluation of the NSW Interagency Guidelines for Child Protection Intervention 2006, NSW Child Protection Senior Officers Group, 2008