This worksheet from Chapter 5 of the National Science Foundation's User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations provides a template which allows the organisation and selection of possible evaluation questions.
It outlines the criteria that can be used when deciding on the questions:
- Who wants to know?
- Will the information be new or confirmatory?
- How important is the information to various stakeholders?
- Are there sufficient resources to collect and analyze the information needed to answer the questions?
- Can the question be addressed in the time available for the evaluation?
National Science Foundation. (1997). Overview of the design process for mixed option evaluations. In User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Option Evaluations. National Science Foundation.