Author(s): Anastasia Councell
When looking at online platforms to make virtual evaluation possible, it is important to consider the types of activities that you will need to do. These include interviews, surveys, collaboration, and planning sessions. Below are some communication platforms for data collection and stakeholder engagement.
A collection of key EvaluATE resources organized by evaluation topic. Topic areas include Finding and Selecting an Evaluator, Integrating Evaluation in Proposals, Getting Started with Evaluation, Evaluation Design, Data Collection and Analysis, and Reporting and Use.
This resource provides strategies for cleaning data in Microsoft Excel. Below is a brief overview of five situations you may find yourself in (“What”) and corresponding solutions (“How”), followed by detailed instructions to implement the solutions.
An evaluation plan should include a clear description of what data will be collected, from what sources and how, by whom, and when, as well as how the data will be analyzed. Placing this information in a matrix helps ensure that there is a viable plan for collecting all the data necessary to answer each evaluation question and that all collected data will serve a specific, intended purpose. The table below may be copied into another document, such as a grant proposal, and edited/ expanded as needed. An example is provided on the next page.
An example evaluation timeline across 3 years for an ATE project. This example is an excerpt from the Evaluation Basics for Non-evaluators webinar. Access slides, recording, handout, and additional resources from bit.ly/mar18-webinar.
This is an example project logic model based on a fictional project. The purpose is to better understand what to include in a logic model, and then how to develop evaluation questions based on the logic model. This example is an excerpt from the Evaluation Basics for Non-evaluators webinar. Access slides, recording, handout, and additional resources from https://www.evalu-ate.org/webinars/2018-mar/.