Are We Making a Difference? Evaluating Community-Based Programs
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August 11 2009
1 hour and 40 minutes
Dr. Pribbenow, Associate Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, UW-Madison, gives an overview of evaluating community-based research projects and reviews the steps needed to design and carry out effective evaluations. Her presentation covers topics including partnerships, evaluation questions, logic models, quantitative and qualitative methods, outcomes, reliability/validity, using human subjects, and more. A 20-page handout offers several pen-and-paper learning exercises and provides valuable information and links to key evaluation resources.
1. What is evaluation?
2. Define the following: activities, formative evaluation, impacts, instrument, logic model, mixed-method evaluation, outcomes, and summative evaluation.
3. Delineate effective strategies for ensuring effective Partnership Principles of practice.
4. Outline and discuss the logic behind a logic model.
5. Provide examples for the following outcomes: knowledge, attitude, value, behavior, skill, and condition.
6. What guides how one frames an evaluation question?
7. What are the 5 levels of evaluation?
8. Outline the elements that make up an evaluation plan.
9. Describe mixed-method design.
10. Outline possible techniques for collecting data.
11. Discuss ways to ensure validity and reliability in an evaluation.
12. Identify tips for reporting your results.
13. Discuss why informed consent is important.
|Education, ICTR, Research