Thursday, March 21, 2019
Outcome Evaluation: Step-by-Step
Outcome evaluation involves identifying and measuring the changes that occur as a result of project implementation. These changes may occur at the individual, organizational, or community levels and include changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes, behavior, and community/societal conditions. All too often, however, evaluations focus on project activities, rather than meaningful changes it helped bring about. Webinar participants will learn how to identify appropriate outcomes to assess in an evaluation and how to use those outcomes as a foundation for planning data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Director of Research at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University
Lori Wingate is the Director of Research at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. in evaluation and more than 20 years of experience in the field of program evaluation. She directs EvaluATE, the National Science Foundation-funded Advanced Technological Education Evaluation Support Center, and has led a variety of evaluation projects at WMU focused on STEM education, public health, and higher education initiatives. Since 2011, she has provided technical consultation as a subject matter expert in evaluation to the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Wingate has led numerous webinars and workshops on evaluation in a variety of contexts, including CDC University and the American Evaluation Association Summer Evaluation Institute. She is an associate member of the graduate faculty at WMU.