Evaluation Tools and Links

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Tools

Note: Some of these tools were originally presented in the Evaluation Webinar series on Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Setting up an Evaluation System to Succeed; Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Understanding and Using your Outcomes; and Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Making Sure Client Numbers Reflect Client Reality.

Resource Centers

  • American Evaluation Association (AEA) http://www.eval.org    Extensive resources for planning and conducting Program Evaluation.
  • The Center for Outcome Analysis:  a non-profit which provides resources to human services and health care organizations, specifically to provide support for outcomes analysis.  Provides sample surveys and scales.

Listservs

Program Evaluation

  • Comprehensive list of tools and resources for Program Evaluation complied by the American Evaluation Association.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook (1998, 120 pages).  This handbook (free download) provides detailed steps you can use to plan and conduct an Evaluation of your organization. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation also includes extensive resources for grant-writing.

Psychometrics

Data Analysis

Reporting Results

  • Reporting Statistics in APA Style guideline for reporting results in APA format (based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication manual); includes many sentences as examples.

Ethics

  • The American Evaluation Association provides resources and guidance on the process of Evaluation for any organizational setting.  They provide a detailed list of principles and ethical standards which apply to any Evaluation process.   These guidelines include ways to inform colleagues and clients of the standards and principles that will be upheld during evaluation.
  • Basic ethical practices in collecting data.   This guide from the University of Texas, Instructional Assessment Resources, provides basic principles of confidentiality when working with data.   Includes a sample consent form, for participants who fill our surveys of provide information during an evaluation.

Logic Models

  • An online course (estimated time 40 minutes) on Logic Models from the Center for Disease Control.  Covers basic methods which can be applied to strategic planning or program evaluation.
  • Extensive resources on Logic Models from the University of Wisconsin, Extension-Program Development & Evaluation; includes a PowerPoint slide overview on logic models, and examples and templates for creating your own models.

Apps

  • There are many free apps from the Apple Appstore (for ipads, iphone, ipod touch).  These free interactive apps (such as “Simple Stat” and “LearnStatFree”) can help you visualize statistical concepts and enter sample data. These are useful to learn basic concepts and experiment with values; however, they are not suitable for data analysis.

Evidence Based Practices

  • The Guide to Community Preventive Services: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Recommendations (Public Health Resources): http://www.thecommunityguide.org/about/methods.html ; the “Methods” section provides Systematic review methods for evaluating the effectiveness of health interventions.
  • SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center: https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center; provides an online registry of more than 300 intervention programs using evidence-based programs. Use this resource to find examples of other evidence-based process evaluation.

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