The systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed initiative, its design, implementation and results. The aim is to determine the relevance and fulfilment of objectives, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. The development of an evaluation framework entails consideration of a range of matters, including identification of the types of data that could inform an evaluation.
Types of evaluation designs
- Internal and external evaluation trade offs
- Formative Vs Summative Designs
- Retrospective Vs Prospective Designs
- Interventional Vs Experimental Designs
Retrospective Evaluation Design
•In a retrospective study, the intervention, baseline state, and outcome are obtained from existing information that was recorded for reasons other than the study.
•Retrospective evaluation is a program evaluation which is used when programs have been functioning for some time . •Retrospective evaluation determines what actually happened (and why).
- Hess, Dean. (2004). Retrospective studies and chart reviews. Respiratory care. 49. 1171-4.
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