Instructor: Ann Doucette 

Duration: 2/10/20108 - 4/10/2018 

Description: Successful evaluation depends on our ability to generate evidence attesting to the feasibility, relevance and/or effectiveness of the interventions, services, or products we study. While theory guides our designs and how we organize our work, it is measurement that provides the evidence we use in making judgments about the quality of what we evaluate. Measurement, whether it results from self-report survey, interview/focus groups, observation, document review, or administrative data must be systematic, replicable, interpretable, reliable, and valid. This training course covered the following: assessing measurement precision, quantification, issues and considerations – using existing measures versus developing your own measures, criteria for choosing measures, and error-influences on measurement precision.