Evaluation Planning Methods

Evaluation Planning Evaluation Methods As emphasized throughout this course, evaluation should be thought of and addressed from the outset of planning, during implementation, and after a program has ended. This is a critical point to bear in mind for the design and management of programs. (Childhood Obesity). Build on the previous development of your program to assess criteria and methods of evaluation for your program (Childhood Obesity) Theories and models play an important role for the planning of evaluation. Select a theory or method that is appropriate for your program (Childhood Obesity). . Performance measurement, monitoring, and summative evaluation have distinct functions, yet, as noted in this week’s Learning Resources, are each important for program planning. How do they pertain to your program? (Childhood Obesity). To prepare (Please write under the following subheadings):  ·        Identify an evaluation theory or model, aligned to your program goal(s) and objectives. ·        Develop a performance measurement, monitoring, and evaluation time line that: o   Demonstrates the appropriate use of performance measurement, monitoring, and summative evaluation o   Distinguishes between the long-term effects of impact evaluation versus short and intermediate health outcomes as a result of the implementation of the program of Childhood Obesity. NOTE: Select a theory or method that is appropriate for your program (Childhood Obesity). RESOURCES: Moore, H.K., Preussler, J., Denzen, E.M., Payton, T.J., Thao, V., Murphy, E.A. & Harwood, E. (2014). Designing and operationalizing a customized internal evaluation model for cancer treatment support programs, Journal Cancer Education, 29, 463-372 doi10.1007/s13187-014-0644-8 Redwood, D., Provost, E., Lopez, E.D., Skewes, M., Johnson, R., Christensen, C., Sacco, F., & Haverkamp, D. (2016). A process evaluation of the Alaska Native colorectal cancer family outreach program. Health Education & Behavior, 43(1), 35-42 doi: 10.1177/1090198115590781   Robbins, L.B., Pfeiffer, K.A., Weolek, S.M., & Lo, Y. (2014). Process evaluation for a school-based physical intervention for 6th and 7th grade boys: Reach, dose, and fidelity. Evaluation and Program Planning, 42, 21–31 doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.09.002

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