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Different Types of Evaluation


Dr. Bruce will continue to introduce the evaluation method in this video. diagram

All the arrows shown in the diagram are the timing to perform an evaluation. We will first see formative evaluation. Formative evaluation is important:

  • Development stages of an intervention
  • Tests the efficacy of strategies and evaluation approaches
  • Informs how interventions can be best implemented
  • Helps ascertain whether goals and objectives are realistic
  • Helps identify measures of change to be used

Dr. Bruce then gives a few examples of how to perform the formative evaluation.

Next, we will see process evaluation. Process evaluation tells us are we doing things the way we said we were going to do. These are the key elements for process evaluation:

  • Program implementation
  • Program quality
  • Time and budget
  • Acceptability
  • Engagement and retention

dia2 Dr. Bruce then presents an example of evaluation results of process evaluation from his training programs. You’ll see it’s combining a combination of closed questions, yes/no responses, with also some open questions as well.

Last, Dr. Bruce will talks on impact evaluation. Impact evaluation allows us to go out to the funders and other people and ask them about the changes and effects. These are the elements when you acquire information:

  • Immediate effects
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge
  • Attitudes
  • Skills
  • Community norms
  • Policy changes
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