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Logic modeling—clarifying goals, processes, outputs, outcomes
  • Sampling
  • Survey design
Effective use of graphics
  • Designing and managing an evaluation program

Interviewing
  • Performance evaluation
  • Introduction to quantitative and qualitative data analysis

In some cases, the Center's clients will want evaluation and analytic work to be done at “arm's length” to unequivocally preserve both the fact and appearance of our independence. Often, however, especially in the early stages of a program’s life, a more collaborative involvement is appropriate. Sometimes, the client will even want to perform the evaluation using us as coaches. Thus, there are many circumstances where program managers need to have more than a passing familiarity with evaluation.

Evaluation Training and Coaching

Essential skills for conducting an evaluation
  • Effective writing

For such cases, the Center offers short courses and provides technical assistance. Our materials on the following topics can be easily adapted to the particular evaluation needs of

program managers.