BASIC STEPSTypical Evaluation
Basic steps for a typical evaluation
Traditional evaluation of a project, programme or service includes these basic steps.
See also information on these pages:
|STEPS TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT AN EVALUATION||DESCRIPTION|
|Assemble the team||Plan and undertake an evaluation as a team and involve the right people to ensure relevance and ownership of results. The right people may include staff, clients, community members, for example.|
|Establish Purpose||Identify purpose, evaluative questions and potentially your theory of change or logic model.|
|Decide the type/s of evaluation you need||Consider what type/s of evaluation you need, given your purpose.|
|Develop an evaluation plan||Create your evaluation plan.|
|Collect data||Collect the data and prepare it for analysis.|
|Analyse data and make assessments||Examine the data and draw conclusions from it.|
|Write up findings||Write your evaluation report, see for example Presenting Results in www.evaluationtoolbox.net.au.|
|Report and share findings||Present your findings in appropriate formats. Present your findings in appropriate formats. See our Use and Share pages for detailed information.|
If you are going to use Developmental Evaluation or build evaluative thinking and processes into your organisation, you will need to take different steps.
Know why you need evidence