Project Manager's Guide to Managing Impact and Process Evaluation Studies

This guide from the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) provides detailed guidance on selecting and managing evaluation by using a step-by-step process from the planning stage right through to disseminating and applying results.

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"The purpose of this guide is to help managers of EERE evaluation projects create and manage objective, high quality, independent, and useful impact and process evaluations. The step-by-step approach described in this guide is targeted primarily towards program staff with responsibility for planning and managing evaluation projects for their office, but who may not have prior training or experience in program evaluation. The objective is to facilitate the planning, management, and use of evaluations..." (EERE 2015)

Contents

  • Introduction 1
  • Step 1. Prepare for the evaluation 8
  • Step 2. Hire an independent outside evaluator 18
  • Step 3. Develop an evaluation plan 25 
  • Step 4. Conduct the evaluation 42
  • Step 5. Manage the implenentation of evaluation project 44
  • Step 6. Report the evaluation results 47
  • Step 7. Use the evaluation findings 48

Source

Agyeman, Y. and Barnes, H. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) , (2015). Project Manager's Guide to Managing Impact and Process Evaluation Studies​.

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Hello, and thank-you for including one of our publications on your website. Please note, however, that this is an outdated, decommissioned pub. This is the updated replacement:

Prepared by: Yaw O. Agyeman (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory) and Harley Barnes (Lockheed Martin)

This report provides a step-by-step approach to help managers of EERE evaluation projects create and manage objective, high quality, independent, and useful impact and process evaluations. It provides information to help with the following: Determine why, what and when to evaluate; Identify the questions that need to be answered in an evaluation study; Specify the type of evaluation(s) needed; Hire a qualified independent third-party evaluator; Monitor the progress of the evaluation study; Implement credible quality assurance (QA) protocols; Ensure the evaluation report presents accurate and useful findings and recommendations; Ensure that the findings get to those who need them; and Ensure findings are put to appropriate use.

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Simon Davies
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Thank you for providing this updated replacement resource. We have now updated the page.

Warm regards

Simon

Anonymous's picture
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Thanks very much for the update!

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Simon Davies
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Thank you. We've updated the page will final edits. 

Warm regards

Simon

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