The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation

Short Description

Originally written for recipients of National Science Foundation grants, this handbook is beneficial to all program creators and managers.  This guide is divided into four sections: overview and types of evaluation, steps in evaluation, summary of quantitative vs. qualitative data collection and analysis, and strategies for culturally responsive evaluation.  An organized roadmap, beginning with creating a logic model and concluding with using and disseminating findings, includes worksheets to prompt the reader through the evaluation process.  The authors present Issues around data collection including selecting the proper approach, choosing the correct survey instrument and techniques for including mixed-methods information gathering.  The handbook also offers advantages and disadvantages of various data collection techniques.  This guide concludes with an overview of culturally responsive evaluation, focusing on asking the right person, the right question, the right way.  

Format and Retrieval

Retrieved from The National Science Foundation - Directorate for Education & Human Resources website:

Suggested Citation

Westat, J.F.  (2002). The 2002 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation.