Evaluation Resources By Topic

The Evaluation Process

The Evaluation Process (Guides that address the entire Evaluation Process)
  1. Handbook for Project Evaluation (National Science Foundation)
  2. Evaluation Handbook (Kellogg Foundation)
  3. Planning a Program Evaluation (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  4. How to Evaluate Foundation Programs (St. Paul Foundation)
  5. Key Evaluation Checklist (The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University)
  6. User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations (National Science Foundation)
Planning an Evaluation
  1. Planning an Program Evaluation (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Worksheet for Planning a Program Evaluation (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  3. A Checklist for Plans and Operations for Evaluation (The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University)
  4. Steps for Writing Program Objectives Tipsheet (Penn State)
  5. Which Program Should I Evaluate? Tipsheet (Penn State)
  6. Checklist for Evaluation Design (The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University)
Research Design
  1. Use of Comparison Groups (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Baseline Data for Your Program? Tipsheet (Penn State)

Survey Resources

Margin of Error in Surveys
  1. Margin of Error in Surveys
Writing Survey Questions
  1. Question Order Tipsheet (Penn State))
  2. Probing Questions Tipsheet (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  3. Answer Categories and Target Audience Tipsheet (Penn State)
  4. Crafting Questions with Less Bias Tipsheet (Penn State)
  5. Useful Answer Categories Tipsheet (Penn State)
  6. What is a Survey? (American Statistical Association)
Sampling & Response Rates
  1. How to Get a Respectable Response Rate (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Increasing Response to Surveys Tipsheet (Penn State)
  3. Random Samples: How and Why Tipsheet (Penn State)
  4. How to Determine Sample Size Tipsheet (Penn State)
Procedures
  1. Collecting Data: Survey Procedures (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Cover Letter for a Survey (Penn State)

Resources on Data Collection

  1. Methods for Collecting Data (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Collecting Data: Focus Group Interviews (University of Wisconsin Extension)

Focus Group Resources

  1. Focus Group Basics
  2. Collecting Data: Focus Group Interviews (University of Wisconsin Extension)

Resources on Analysis and Reporting

  1. 10 Steps to Make Sense of Open-Ended Questions Tipsheet (University of Wisconsin Extension)
  2. Analyzing Before and After Data Using Excel Tipsheet (Penn State)
  3. Basics of Good Evaluation Reporting Tipsheet (University of Wisconsin Extension)

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