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Evaluation Planning:


Evaluation Basics: An E-Learning Course

Wilder Research and InCommons, 2011 — This e-learning tool takes you through 5 essential steps of evaluation, and includes interactive activities to test your knowledge.

Community assessments: Using data to guide program selection and implementation

Wilder Research, 2010 — Describes five general steps involved in a community assessment and describes real-life examples from Wilder of putting each step into practice.

Introduction to evaluation

University of Kansas, 2009 — Internet-based guide defining the basics of evaluation. Rich with links to examples, related topics, and tools and checklists.

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.

Who wants to know: Tips for involving stakeholders in your program evaluation

Wilder Research, 2005 — Presents information to help identify, communicate and work effectively with your program’s stakeholders to ensure that they receive the information they want from your evaluation.

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.

Engaging stakeholders

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001 — This chapter from the Introduction to Program Evaluation for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs identifies potential stakeholders specific to tobacco use prevention and control and discusses the role of stakeholders in an 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.

Framework for program evaluation in public health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999 — Practical online tool designed to summarize and organize essential elements of program evaluation. The report summarizes the elements of program evaluation, clarifies the steps in program evaluation, reviews standards for effective evaluation, and addresses misconceptions regarding the purposes and methods of program evaluation.

Framework for program evaluation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999 — Presents the steps in program evaluation practice and standards for effective evaluation.

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.