Evaluation and Data Links
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This article describes qualitative interviews, when they are most appropriate, the advantages and disadvantages, how to use them, and the design and development of interview studies for evaluation.
This website covers a variety of cultural competency issues as they relate to health care services. The site was designed for health care professionals, but would serve as an appropriate resource for cultural competency in a health care setting for evaluators.
This website provides a definition, overview, and history of evidence-based practices and information on child and youth assessment tools and cultural competency.
This is an online database of Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact (TRASI). TRASI contains a comprehensive listing of 150 approaches to measuring and analyzing social impact for programs and investments ranging from off-the-shelf tools and concrete methodologies to generalized best practices.
This website is designed for those conducting qualitative research and evaluation in healthcare settings. It describes qualitative research and the common research paradigms, research traditions, methods, analytical approaches, pitfalls and evaluation criteria. It also provides guidelines for reviewing qualitative reports and for designing, analyzing and reporting qualitative research.
This site provides a variety of evaluation and research-related resources. Some of the covered topics include logic models, evaluation planning, data collection techniques (surveys, interviews, and focus groups), sample size, confidence intervals, data analysis and reporting, and evaluation capacity building. General evaluation guides are also provided.
This site provides a variety of information about multiple regression analysis, and is a great resource for someone new to using multiple regression or who has a few questions about it.
This site is a great introduction and reference source for social research methods. It addresses how to formulate a research question, sampling, measurement, research design, data analysis and writing the research paper. It also discusses validity, reliability and ethics.
This toolkit has four components. First is “Building your Evaluation Plan.” This section provides an overview of outcome evaluation, logic models and data analysis. The second component, the “Logic Model Builder,” is a web-based tool for building a logic model. The user selects outcomes and indicators from a menu, which are placed into the logic model template to build a custom logic model. The third component is a list of common outcomes and indicators that can either be used in the logic model builder or to assist someone who is building a logic model and needs ideas for outcomes or indicators. The fourth component is a collection of annotations for commonly used tools to measure outcomes in child abuse prevention programs.
This site provides helpful resources for creating a logic model, including templates, examples, and a teaching and training guide.
This site provides information on educational assessment and resources to encourage responsible test use.
Training Evaluation Field Guide
The United States Office of Personnel Management website offers a training evaluation field guide “designed to assist agency training representatives in evaluating the effectiveness of their training programs and in demonstrating training value to stakeholders and decision‐makers.”
The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation
The Administration for Children and Families website under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers an online evaluation guide for program managers. The guide “explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results, how to report evaluation findings, and how to use evaluation results to improve programs that benefit children and families.”
Communications Evaluation Guide
This website provides an online guide called, “Are We There Yet? A Communications Evaluation Guide,” developed by Asibey Consulting. The guide was “designed for philanthropic organizations and
nonprofits that want to be more effective with their communications,” and helps organizations to
“gather input at the beginning of activities to shape communication strategies.”
The Education Index at PhDs.org is a source of updated, clear educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States. The database uses publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and presents them in a simple and easy-to-digest way.
Join.Me: A domain for hosting free online meetings with screen sharing capabilities.
Prezi: An alternative to PowerPoint slide presentations.
Zotero: A powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
Yammer: A free and private social network for you and your colleagues for networking and exchanging information and ideas.
QR Code Generator: Create QR codes to link clients and collegues to your website.
SmartDraw: A visual processor alternative to Visio.
PDF to Excel Converter: A free and fast converter, useful for converting table data in PDFs into workable Excel files.
BatchGeo: A simple tool for creating maps.
Survey Research Aids: Website provides a Sample Size Calculator, a Confidence Interval Calculator, and information about survey design, statistical significance, and correlation.
DoView: A visual processor that helps you visualize high-level outcomes, shows you the steps you need to achieve them, works out if you're on track, and quickly communicates this to your funders and stakeholders.
GTMetrix: This website provides a fast and easy to use tool for measuring your
website’s performance. Just enter the website’s address into the search bar on the GTMetrix homepage and search to see how fast the website is performing for visitors.
ProjectFlow: This website offers an online flow chart tool for tracking projects and tasks among team members. Users can see what tasks are assigned to themselves and others, redistribute work, and send messages and files to one another.
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