Introduction to Evaluation Design

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Introduction to Evaluation Design

Design an evaluation to see what is working and why

3 hours


In this live online workshop, we will explore the foundations of evaluation design and equip you with the tools to plan and execute evaluations that generate meaningful insights. Whether you’re involved in program management, research, or organizational development, this workshop will provide you with a solid understanding of evaluation design.

Through practical examples and interactive exercises, you will learn how to establish clear evaluation objectives, develop appropriate evaluation questions, and select the most suitable evaluation methods. We will discuss various evaluation approaches, such as formative and summative evaluations, and their respective uses in different contexts.

Additionally, we will delve into considerations for data collection, analysis, and interpretation to ensure rigor and validity in evaluation studies. You will gain valuable insights on how to effectively communicate evaluation findings to stakeholders and utilize evaluation results for decision-making and program improvement.

This live workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your impact evaluation strategy in a supportive environment with other professionals and direct engagement with the trainer.

When you register for this training workshop, you will receive the following:

  • Live 3-hour online workshop on survey design led by Dr. Eric Jensen
  • Useful resources you can borrow and adapt for your work
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Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr. Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology.

Jensen has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research and environmental communication. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction.

In addition to being Director of Research at The Institute for Methods Innovation, he is a professor at the University of Warwick (on a career break), a visiting research scientist at the University of Illinois working on a Sloan Foundation-funded project on research software policy and a senior researcher at the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

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