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Evaluation Planning:

Logic Models

Program Evaluation for Problem Gambling Services

Problem Gambing Institute of Ontario, No Date — This site includes a toolkit of evaluation information, reports, and screening tools that can be used to assess and evaluate problem gambling services.

Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding evaluative thinking in organizational culture

Otto Bremer Foundation, 2013 — A series of one-page tip sheets about a variety of evaluation topics, including: Evaluative Thinking, Evaluation Questions, Logic Models, Theory of Change, Dosage, SMART Goals, Distinguishing Outcomes from Indicators, Performance Targets, Qualitative Evaluation, Types of Evaluation, Fidelity and Adaptation, High-Quality Lessons Learned, Evaluation Quality Standards, Evaluation Reporting, Utilization-Focused Evaluation, and Distinguishing Different Kinds of Evidence.

Logic models: Better thinking for better results

Wilder Research, 2010 — Tip sheet that provides a basic overview of logic model components and development.

Program theory and logic models

Wilder Research, 2009 — Discusses program theory as a tool to explain why a program is expected to work and the development of logic models to illustrate the program theory. Includes examples and worksheets.

Evaluation primer: Setting the context for a community anti-drug coalition evaluation

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 2008 — Provides the basic tools to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan and create and implement a local evaluation.

Program evaluation: Essential tips for doing it right

Wilder Research, 2008 — Identifies important things to consider when planning an evaluation, including what you hope to accomplish and choosing the most appropriate information gathering strategies.

How to build a logic model: Tips for conducting program evaluation

Wilder Research, 2006 — Explains four steps to building a high-quality logic model and presents possible solutions to the challenges you may face during logic model development.

What a logic model can do for you: Tips for conducting program evaluation

Wilder Research, 2006 — Introduces the purpose of a logic model and describes the concepts it should include: inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. Includes a sample logic model.

Documenting outcomes in tobacco control programs

Cooperative Extension of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2005 — Guide for tobacco-free coalitions to measure the outcomes of their work. Provides practical procedures and tools based on best practices in community-based tobacco control. In addition to an overview of evaluation, the guide includes logic models, data collection plans, and case studies on smoke-free environments, reducing and preventing youth tobacco use, and treating tobacco addiction.

What's your theory?: Tips for conducting program evaluation

Wilder Research, 2005 — Describes how to develop a program theory as a means of explaining how and why a program is supposed to work. Includes a sample outline for a program theory.

Logic model development guide

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2004 — Focuses on the development and use of the program logic model. Includes an introduction to the logic model, guidance developing a basic model, and using the logic model to plan for evaluation. This extensive guide includes exercises, templates and checklists throughout.

The 2002 user-friendly handbook for project evaluation

National Science Foundation, 2002 — Basic guide to evaluation for those who want to learn about what evaluation can do and how to do an evaluation. The report is divided into four major sections: evaluation and types of evaluation, the steps in doing an evaluation, an overview of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, and strategies that address culturally responsive evaluation.

Introduction to program evaluation for comprehensive tobacco control programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001 — This guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities includes information on planning, engaging stakeholders, evaluation design, and using findings.

Evaluation handbook

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1998 — This often-cited resource provides a framework for thinking about evaluation and outlines a blueprint for designing and conducting evaluations, either independently or with the support of an external evaluator/consultant.

Developing a logic model or theory of change

University of Kansas, No date — Practical online step-by-step guidance to logic model as a tool to focus the effectiveness of initiatives. Includes a useful list of ways to use logic models during different stages of your project, a description of the benefits and limitations of logic models, and a list of print and Internet resources for additional information.

Everything you want to know about logic models but were afraid to ask

Professional Evaluation Services & InSites, No Date — This website features basic questions and answers about the what, why, and how of logic models.

Online evaluation toolkit

University of Wisconsin-Extension Service, No Date — Website that provides numerous links to fact sheets and guides on all aspects of evaluation developed by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Service plus some outside resources.

The logic model for program planning and evaluation

University of Idaho Extension, No Date — Describes the application of the logic model as a program planning tool that also benefits the evaluation process.