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Boston University School of Public Health / Department of Community Health Sciences


For SB822, Quantitative Methods for Program Evaluation, we learned of the various types of evaluations that provide information regarding the programs success. There are three types of evaluation utilized in public health: formative evaluation, process evaluation, and outcome  evaluation.  Formative evaluation takes place in the program planning phase and assesses how the program can be improved before implementation. Process evaluation takes place during implementation and assesses if the program was implemented as planned.  Lastly, outcome evaluation takes place during implementation and assesses if the program is working as intended.  The overall goal is to determine what is working and what isn't working and manipulate the program if necessary to get the desired result. 

Through this course I gained competencies in logic models, threats to validity, study design, questionnaire development, and statistical analysis as they apply to program evaluation.  I also gained skills at interpreting and critiquing peer-reviewed evaluation studies.

For our group project we evaluated the nutrition component of World Vision's integrated emergency response in Twic County, South Sudan.  I developed an evaluation logic model to guide the process as well as a framework for the tiered nutrition treatment plan.  I also compiled and reviewed the sampling procedure utilized by the program.  A major weakness determined by our group is that some information is provided in-depth and other data or information is not explained properly.  Attached is the completed assessment our group worked on.

SB822 Final Evaluation Proposal

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