This section includes a variety of materials that are intended to help staff and volunteers evaluate programs. Most of these materials were designed to be used with adult audiences in non-formal environments, however they may be useful in other situations as well.
- EASY EVALUATION STRATEGIES – Several quick and simple methods for obtaining evaluation evidence at a meeting or event
- NEEDS ASSESSMENT – Thoughts, strategies and concerns in conducting a needs assessment within organizations or communities
- TIPS FOR DESIGNING A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE – Short list of tips for preparing effective mail-out questionnaires
- TIPS FOR DESIGNING A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW – Short list of tips for developing a telephone interview
- INTERVIEWING – Suggestion for preparing for and conducting individual interviews
- OBSERVATION – Thoughts on how to use observation as an evaluation or research method
- LOGIC MODELS – Suggestions for finding out how the program works
- OUTCOME EVALUATION – Survival guide for conducting an outcome evaluation
- HOW TO THINK LIKE AN EVALUATOR – Thought on how evaluators think about programs
- MEASURING OUTCOMES – A guide for measuring outcomes at the meeting and after the meeting.