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  1. Systematic review

    Evaluation Option

    A systematic review is a synthesis that takes a systematic approach to searching, assessing, extracting and synthesizing evidence from multiple studies. Meta-analysis, meta-ethnography and realist synthesis are different types of systematic review.

  2. Conducting Mixed Methods Research


    These YouTube videos feature Alan Bryman from the University of Leicester School of Management presenting at the University of Leicester Regional Summer School at Ft. Lauderdale. The lecture focuses on the use of a mixed methods approach when conducing research. It provides a step-by-step outline from writing research questions through to writing up mixed methods research.

  3. How to report on an evaluation


    This guide from MyM&E gives an overview of the different reporting processes and mediums that can be used for reporting on evaluations.  It also provides links to a number of manuals, guides, toolboxes, checklists and templates that can be used as part of the process.

  4. When the Data Struts its Stuff


    This article explores the use and potential of visual technology when representing data.

  5. Card Visualization

    Evaluation Option
    ATC beach 3 by Linda Frost

    Card visualization is a participatory option for capturing data. A card visualization session revolves around a brainstorming group which uses individual paper cards to express their thoughts about particular ideas or issues. These cards are then pinned to a board in front of the group for collective consideration, discussion, and agreement.

  6. Support use


    Following up on the agency response to evaluation findings is an essential part of supporting use. However, this is often a management responsibility rather than an evaluators. You can work with managers to provide a list of options for follow-up as part of the final report. Indeed, time should be built into the evaluation budget to account for support beyond report delivery. There are a range of options that can be used:

  7. Design


    How do I design an evaluation?

    Many people skip immediately to considering data collection options when thinking about evaluation design. It is important that you begin by being clear about what the evaluation needs to do before choosing any option.

  8. Engage and Frame


    Who will use evaluation findings?

    List the specific people, in a specific position, in a specific organization who will use the evaluation findings and who have the capacity to effect change. These are the people who you will want to engage from the beginning of the evaluation process and the people who will assist in framing the evaluation. This list of people will be specific to each evaluation situation that you are engaged in.

  9. Describe FAQ


    How do I identify existing data that might be useful?

    There are many sources of existing data that may be useful to you in your evaluation. Consider the following sources of information:

  10. Understand Causes FAQ


    How do I know if the program caused the results I can see?

    Most evaluations need to investigate what is causing the outcomes and impacts of an intervention (some process evaluations assume that certain activities are contributing to intended outcomes without investigating these).