Our Process

The different stages of HEY! 

HEY! used the six stages of a DBR intervention highlighted by Mintrop (2016)

  1. Defining and framing a problem of practice*

  2. Making intuitive theories of action explicit*

  3. Understanding the problem and the change process*

  4. Designing a research-based intervention

  5. Implementing the intervention, collecting data

  6. Evaluating the intervention, and deriving design principles

*These first three stages are involved in developing the theory of action. 

Steps to DBR

DBR Stages 1-3: During these first three stages the UC Berkeley team, with help from Bayan and SAT teachers, conducted preliminary research to generate a comprehensive needs assessment of child marriage in rural areas of Honduras. The UC Berkeley team also engaged in the consultation of the knowledge base to explore the theoretical implications involved in addressing CM. The researchers used a wide range of qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, workshops, observations, and review of documents) to conduct the preliminary research phase.

DBR Stages 4-5: Once the teams had a deeper understanding of CM in rural areas of Honduras, they engaged in the process of design, implementation, and evaluation. The following image describes the process in which these steps took place:

Our Process