Evaluation of Programs
According to a recent article published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (2019), “process evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using the information to assess the design, implementation, and operation of a program or intervention” (Jehangir & Patel, 2019). To assess program effectiveness and find areas of improvement, I’ll be using both qualitative and quantitative process assessments. For these evaluations I’ll need to use various tools like focus groups and surveys. Interviews with staff and program participants will also be required. A good program evaluation requires me to have sufficient staffing, resources and the right software to collect and analyze data. A thorough evaluation of a process will require significant time and financial investment. The cost of an evaluation of a program may be between 5-25% of its total budget, according to Brown et al. (2021).