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A Guide to evaluation by the Big Lottery Fund

This short guide to evaluation written by Big Lottery Fund includes lots of tips about what evaluation is all about at Big Lottery Fund and ways to plan your project evaluation from the start. It has details of useful sources of support.

Data Protection Act

All the information you need on the Data Protection Act.

Evaluating Community Projects - A Practical Guide

A general guide to evaluating community projects from Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Evaluation Checklists

This American website contains a number of checklists of use to evaluators in planning and designing evaluations, it is aimed specialist evaluators. The language is formal and the checklists can read as more relevant for public bodies and institutions, however the coverage is comprehensive and detailed.

Evaluation Cookbook

A practical guide, aimed at lecturers who are interested in evaluating materials for their effectiveness in achieving specific learning objectives. Cookbook contributors were selected on the basis of their wide experience in carrying out evaluations of teaching and learning interventions. Edited by Jen Harvey - Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (Heriot-Watt ...

Evaluation: Practical Guidelines - A guide for evaluating public engagement activities (2011)

This guide is for researchers who want to evaluate their public engagement activities such as public lectures, talks and debates, shows and festivals.

Explaining the difference your project makes: A big guide to using an outcomes approach

This guide from BIG Lottery Fund sets out some of the main steps that you will have to take to plan and manage a project using an outcomes approach.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Evaluation Resource Pack (2009)

This pack from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation takes the reader through the whole process of evaluation. It is clearly written and well explained, covering the pros and cons of a large variety of evaluation methods.

Prove and Improve (2008)

This guide offers a starting point for exploring evaluation - and in particular, self evaluation of outcomes. Published by Community Evaluation Northern Ireland and funded by the Big Lottery.

The W.K Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.