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  • 1. Whatis a ProgramEvaluation?First ,we´llconsider ¨whatis a program? Typically,organizationsworkfromtheirmissiontoidentifyseveraloverallgoalswhichmustbereachedtoaccomplishtheirmission.Programevaluationiscarefullycollectinginformationabout a programorsomeaspect of a program in ordertomakeneccesarydesicionsabouttheprogram. Thisincludeabout 35 differenttypes of evaluation.
  • 2. Basic ingredients:Oganizations and Program(s).YouneedanOrganization:Thismayseemtooobvioustodiscuss, butbeforeanorganizationembarksonevaluatingprogram, itshouldhavewellestablishedmeanstoconductitself as anorganization.YouProgram(s):Toeffectivelyconductprogramevaluation,youshouldfirsthaveprograms.
  • 3. PlanningYourProgramEvaluaiton.DependsonWhatinformationYouneedtoMakeYourDecision and OnYourResources.Itdependswhatinformationyouneedtocollect in ordertomakemajordecisions.Condiderthekeyquestionwhendesigning a programevaluation.Whatitistheporpuse?Who are theaudiences?Whatkind of informationweneedtoelavoratedthe plan?Whenistheinformationneeded?Whatresources are availabletocollecttheinformation?
  • 4.
    • SomeMajorTypes of ProgramEvaluation.Goals-BasedEvaluation.Oftenprogams are establishtomeetoneor more goals.Process-BasedEvaluationsprocess-basedevaluation are gearedtofullyunderstandinghow a programworks—howdoesit produce thatresultsthatitdoes.Outcomes- BasedEvaluation.Programealuationwithanoutcomesfocusisincreasinglyimportantfornonprofits and askedforbyfunders.
  • Overview of MethodstoCollectInformation.
    • Questionnaries,surveys, checklist
    • 5. Interviews
    • 6. Documentationreviewe
    • 7. Observation
    • 8. Focusgroups
    • 9. Case studies
  • Types of InformationCollectedbyQuestion
    TwoTypes of Questions:
    • Open–ended:nooptions are providedfortherespondenttoanswerthequestion.
    • 10. Close: theresponsedisgiven a set of alternativechoisesfromwhich he orshe can choosetoanswerthequestion,i.e., yes , no, multiplechoise, a rating , etc.
  • Analyzing and InterpretingInformation
    Analyzingquantitative and qualitative data isoftenthetopic of advancedresearch and evaluationmethods. There are certainbasicswhich can helptomakesence of reams of data.
  • 11. Alwaysstartwithyourevaluationgoals:When
    analyzing data, alwaysstartfromreview of
    yourevaluationgoals, ie., thereasonyou
    undertooktheevaluation in thefirst place.
    Basic analysis of ¨quantitative¨ information:
    • Make copies of your data and storethecopyaway.
    • 12. Tabulatetheiformation.
    • 13. Considercomputing a mean, oravarage,foreachquestion
    • 14. Considerconveyingtherange of answer.
    • Basic analysis of ¨qualitative¨information:respondents´verbalanswer in the interviews , focusgroups,orwrittencommentaryonquestionnaries.
    • 15. Interpretinginformation: puttheinformation in perspective, considerrecommendationstohelpaboutprogrammoperationormeetinggoals, conclusion and recommendation in a reportdocument.
    • 16. ReportingEvalutionResults:thecontentdependontowhomthereportisintended.
    • 17. WhoShouldCarryOutEvaluation? Ideally , management decides whattheevaluationgoalsshouldbe, alsoexperthelpstheorganizationto determine whattheevaluationmethodsshouldbe, and howtheresulting data willbeanlyzed and report back totheorganization.
  • Contens of anEvaluation Plan:Developanevaluation plan toensureyourprogramevaluations are carrieoutefficientlythefuture. Also record enoughinformation in the plan so thatsomeoneoutside of theorganization can understandwhatyou´reevaluating and how.PitfallstoAvoid.Usuallythefirst 20% of effortwillgeneratethefirst 80% of the plan, and thisisfarbetterthan nothing.iewThereis no perfectdesign.Workhardincludesome interviews in yourevaluationmethods.Don´t interview justthesuccess.

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