Evaluation Focus

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“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960) US dramatist, author

Good program evaluation answers the questions “what happened?” ”how did it happen?” and “why did it happen”? Program evaluation has two parts – process evaluation and outcome evaluation.

Process evaluation is concerned with the process of implementing the program and whether that process is enhancing or inhibiting the success of the program.

Outcome evaluation focuses on changes that have happened because of the program.

“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) English statesman, author

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