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This website is not being updated as of 2016. Please go to the nFORM Help page at https://www.famlecross-site.com/nForm/Contact to access the current Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood client and program surveys and quarterly reports.

Resources For Evaluation Design

QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES FOR GRANT APPLICANTS TO CONSIDER WHEN DEVELOPING THEIR LOCAL EVALUATION PLANS

This page provides tips and resources for grant applicants to review as they plan data collection and evaluation for responsible fatherhood and healthy marriage programs. Each item in the list below expands into a section that includes a discussion of questions practitioners and evaluators may want to ask themselves when considering how to design their evaluations. The resources cited at the end of each section provide more information on these evaluation and data collection issues. The glossary provides definitions of many key terms related to program evaluation.

It is strongly recommended that grantee staff and local evaluators review these items together.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND DESIGN OF THE EVALUATION

ISSUES IN IMPACT STUDIES: DEFINING THE EXPERIMENTAL CONDITIONS

ISSUES IN QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN (QED) STUDIES: SELECTING A COMPARISON GROUP

ISSUES IN STUDIES DOCUMENTING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

ISSUES IN DESCRIPTIVE PRE/POST DESIGN STUDIES

PARTICIPANT PROTECTIONS

SAMPLE SIZE

COST OF CONDUCTING AN EVALUATION

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