300.864.98 SS/R: EVALUATION DESIGN FOR COMPLEX INTERVENTIONS
- Manel Nebot
Examines the main concepts and tools for the evaluation of public health policies and programs. Emphasizes the main methodological issues related to the evaluation of public health complex interventions. Illustrates how to integrate evaluation with knowledge translation. Covers the following topics: concepts, definitions and approaches to evaluation in public health and differences between performance measurement and evaluation; realist and developmental evaluation approaches; internal and external validity in evaluation research; evaluation indicators including properties and validity, process and impact evaluation, implementation evaluation and monitoring, anticipated trajectories of change and timeline of impact, evaluation design, integrated evaluation and knowledge translation.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the role of program theory in designing evaluations of complex interventions
Identify and describe types of evaluation approaches and how they respond to complexity. Approaches will include realist evaluation and developmental evaluation.
Identify and respond to threats to validity in evaluation design including internal and external validity
Apply varieties of evaluation design including experimental and quasi-experimental designs
Link measurement and design to the theory of change of public health interventions
- Mon 11/19/2012 - Tue 11/20/2012
- Monday 8:30 - 6:00
- Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00