CPPSR works collaboratively with clients to identify the scope of their evaluation needs. According to best practices, a general rule of thumb is to allocate 10% to 20% of a program budget to evaluation. Within that budget, CPPSR can tailor services to meet your needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Once target audience members and key stakeholders are identified and research methods to be used are determined, evaluation responsibilities and a timetable are then determined.
Research methods can yield qualitative data or quantitative data. Data collection methods may include focus groups or interviews with small numbers of people and/or surveys with larger samples of people that can be administered in several different ways. Timetables can be short or long-term. The sophistication of these factors will determine the size and cost.
CPPSR Conducts Three Types of Evaluation Research
This may include audience needs assessments, analysis of audience motivations and behaviors, organizational assessments, or analyses of the physical or political environment impacting a program. These evaluations help define program objectives, plan program processes, and provide baseline information for final evaluation purposes.
This type of evaluation assesses the component parts of a program as it is being implemented. It identifies the strengths and weaknesses of these processes and any mid-term changes that may need to be made.
This type of evaluation establishes the ultimate impacts of the program. It uses program objectives and baseline information to measure against, takes into account the efficacy of program processes, and tries to determine the facilitationg factors and barriers that led to program outcomes.
Please Contact Steve Kliger, Executive Director for more information.