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This extensive online guide and Powerpoint presentation is a comprehensive yet basic manual written for trainers and facilitators. Presented in user friendly language, the guide is almost like an encyclopedia for evaluation. It is also a teaching...
Last Updated: July 11, 2013
This user-friendly, 94-page toolkit is entirely about cultural mapping and the process involved in doing it. Cultural mapping provides a basis for evaluation of arts initiatives, in particular arts-based civic engagement projects, and it also...
Last Updated: July 11, 2013
This worksheet helps users think about and develop data collection strategies. It connects highlights of their evaluation plan (including outcomes and indicators) to details about data collection.
Last Updated: July 11, 2013
This template helps users summarize their evaluation plan.  Starting with desired outcomes, it helps track the indicators selected and the data collection strategies chosen. The example is a hybrid project that involves social impact and arts...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This tool provides questions for evaluators to ask when designing process or implementation evaluations. If users are having a hard time going from a logic model to the evaluation plan, these questions can spark their thinking.
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This worksheet helps users to better frame the kind(s) of change that their programs seek to bring about. The tool has 22 outcome catagories, most of which are drawn from the work of Michael Quinn Patton. By considering these outcome categories and...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
ixia, the public art think tank, is funded by the Arts Council England and aims to provide guidance on the role of art in the public realm. Through its activities, ixia identifies and challenges restrictive practices which result in limited and...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This 13-page checklist outlines a 10-step approach that is designed to guide evaluators in determining when qualitative methods are appropriate for their program and inquiry. Though intended for evaluators, this guide can be used to walk program...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Public Art: A Guide to Evalution, is the culmination of ixia’s work on public art evaluation as seen in the other items. Just published in January 2009, this is their most recent publication. Best used by professional evaluators, the authors assume...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This 75-page manual is written for larger organizations that involve multiple people in the evaluation process. Relatively dense and academic, it provides users with practical guidelines for conducting a participatory evaluation that, as presented,...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This rubric relates to a case study that is presented on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation website, though it is useful in isolation as a guide to leadership. The rubric presents nine categories of program development (vision, preparing a case...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This 32-page document guides United Way grantees in making the connection between outcomes and community impact. It encourages grantees to ask a set of guiding questions of their own clients, related to the services they need, support networks they...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Folk life fieldwork has gone beyond its early missions of preservation and scholarship to serve new uses, such as providing information to economists, environmentalists, and community planners. A new generation of professionally trained folklorists...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This guide gives examples of purposeful sampling to show the user difference between selection of typical and atypical cases, as well as selecting a representative range of cases. In so doing, it illustrates ways in which purposeful sampling might...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This is a 118-page teaching and training guide to developing logic models. The guide is designed for trainers, facilitators and the beginning evaluator. This a solid, basic guide that includes many printouts, sample logic model structures, and...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013

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