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    A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation:

    ISBN-10: 1849050376
    ISBN-13: 9781849050371
    Edition: 2010
    Description: This practical handbook on how to evaluate outcomes in people-orientated projects will support decision making and lead to better communication, improved funding applications and a clearer focus on achieving specific goals. It includes definitions  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2010
    Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 192
    Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 0.792
    Language: English

    This practical handbook on how to evaluate outcomes in people-orientated projects will support decision making and lead to better communication, improved funding applications and a clearer focus on achieving specific goals. It includes definitions of essential terms for outcome evaluation, discusses different methods of capturing evidence for outcomes and is illustrated with case examples, activities and reflective tools.

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Why Should I Want to Evaluate?
    The different reasons for evaluation
    Evaluation at different stages of the work
    In whose interests?
    When evaluation gets a bad name
    The centrality of outcomes
    Why is Outcome Evaluation so Crucial?
    survival in the current climate
    The policy context
    Outcomes and the commissioning process
    Positioning your agency for commissioning
    Randomised control studies - their value and their challenges
    Identifying Outcomes
    Outcome models
    The significance of outcome models for service providers
    What are 'outcomes'? Understanding the vocabulary
    Identifying and defining the outcomes for your project
    Outcomes at different levels - seeing how you contribute to the whole
    Understanding what individuals gain from a programme
    So How Do I Start and What Do I Need to Think About?
    Making a plan - answering the essential questions
    Designing it in
    Making sure the plan addresses the outcome questions
    Practicalities and logistics
    The need for 'objectivity'
    The need to prevent harm
    Thinking About Ethics
    Safeguarding out participants - the principles
    Informed consent and how to get it
    Voluntary participation
    Confidentiality and anonymity
    Equalities
    Protecting children and vulnerable adults
    Legal constraints
    What do you do if your results reveal problems?
    What Do I Need to Know to Answer the Key Evaluation Questions?
    Clarifying the research questions
    What do 'data' and 'evidence' mean?
    What evidence do I need?
    Indicators and measures
    The 'hard' and 'soft' dilemma
    Economic evaluation and the 'value for money' question
    The credibility of the evidence
    A balanced picture: Friedman's essential elements of information
    How Do I Get That Information?
    Sources of evaluation data
    Ways of using the information to test and demonstrate outcomes
    Methods of collecting the information
    Peer evaluation
    Samples
    Basic survey-design issues
    Setting up data-collection systems
    Choosing the 'best fit' methods
    Keeping it practical
    Evaluation Tools and How to Use Them Effectively
    Existing surveys and assessment systems
    Using your own questionnaires and interview schedules
    Project records as a source of evidence
    Case studies
    Participatory activities
    Users' own material
    The uses and abuses of qualitative material
    Analysing and Presenting Your Findings
    Interpreting survey data
    Analysing qualitative data
    Being clear about the evidence - some pitfalls in presenting data
    What makes a convincing report?
    Using your report strategically
    The Pros and Cons of the Outcome Focus
    Some advantages of concentrating on outcomes
    Some reservations about logic models
    Problems in assessing outcomes
    The logistics of commissioning
    Problems facing small organisations
    Revisiting the benefits
    Conclusion
    So get started!
    It may have unexpected benefits
    Whatever the problems - evidence of outcomes is a necessity
    Examples and Checklists To Help You
    Useful Websites
    Glossary
    References
    Subject Index
    Author Index
    List of tables and figures
    An example of a project'outcome'
    Extract from Wildside summary of activities and outcomes
    Outcomes - a continuum
    Evaluating the effects of an intervention - a four-level framework
    Extract from Work Programme for Positive Youth Engagement Evaluation 2007-9
    Extract from Assessment and Review form used by midwives in a Sure Start project
    Outputs and outcomes for the'Shape Up Weight Loss Programme'
    Friedman's three simple performance-measure categories
    A summary of advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation methods
    The commissioning framework for planning children's and young people's services
    An outcome model
    The Blob Tree
    Confidence outcomes wheel
    A simple summary-sheet format

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