Planning Your Program Evaluation
Collecting Impact Data
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Ask the OEIE Evaluator
"Ask the OEIE Evaluator" is a regular series in the Tuesday Letter in which OEIE staff respond to your frequently asked questions about evaluation. Have a question? Email Kathleen Gary.
How should I present my data?
No matter the type of data, quantitative or qualitative, the way you display the data needs to be interesting and relevant to your audience. An executive brief with bullet points and a couple of charts that display your key findings may be the best approach with advisory boards. A PowerPoint presentation largely focused on graphic displays will quickly convey important information from your evaluation to a group of community members. More>>
How do I determine if there is a difference between two groups of participants?
One method used to determine if there are differences between two groups of participants is cross-tabulation, or crosstabs. This particular method of analysis will allow you to examine your participants' answers to two or more questions at the same time by showing you the distribution of responses for
two of your survey questions in a table or matrix format, where the rows provide the different groups
you want to compare and the columns present the frequency of each group's responses to a particular
question in your evaluation instrument. More>>
How do I use Excel to manage and analyze evaluation data?
You frequently collect data through surveys. These surveys may contain both quantitative (i.e., data in numbers or that can be coded into numbers, like "yes" = 1 and "no" = 0) and qualitative data (i.e., open text responses). Here are tips for entering data into Microsoft Excel and some direction on basic analysis for each type of data. More>>
What is the new KSRE Evaluation Reporting System?
The overarching purpose of this system is to collect evaluation information about all Extension programs across the state via one online system used by every KSRE professional. As you conduct your evaluations over the next several months, please keep this system in mind and contact us with any ideas for the Evaluation Reporting System. If you are interested in participating in the pilot and have not yet submitted your name, please contact us as well. More>>
What are some resources I can use for measuring program impacts?
The Extension Evaluation Resources website houses various resources to assist in your program evaluation efforts, and will offer more resources as the collective KSRE toolbox grows! More>>
What kind of information is located on the Extension Evaluation Resources website?
The Extension Evaluation Resources website provides K-State Research and Extension professionals easy access to information and materials for a variety of evaluation efforts. The resources housed on this site were selected because they will assist you in preparing, implementing, and sharing program impact evaluations. More>>
Analyzing Data & Reporting Impact
Here you will find worksheets that may assist you in preparing to analyze the data you've collected and prepare to develop a report from this impact data. Also, samples of analyzing data and reporting impact are included on this page.
|Preparing to Write Impact Reports
||A worksheet to help you identify key findings and determine what to relate in your impact report that would be of interest to your audience.
|SNAP-Ed FNP 2012 Programming Year Outcome Evaluation Results
||This PowerPoint show is from OEIE's presentation of the 2012 SNAP-Ed FNP evaluation results at the 2013 FNP Update (Febraury 11, 2013). This show includes information about the 2012 programming year evaluation results and recommendations for upcoming programming years, as well as how the new 2013 FNP evaluation instruments housed in K-PICS align to the programming objectives.
Templates & Samples
|Sample impact report
||A sample impact report on OEIE's Evaluation Capacity-Building efforts with K-State Research and Extension. This sample was developed to provide some suggestions on combining different kinds of evaluation data, including quantitative numbers (e.g., participant contacts) and qualitative details (e.g., participant stories).
|Sample survey data entered in Microsoft Excel (Adult Audiences)
||A sample of how survey responses can be entered into Microsoft Excel for management of quantitative and qualitative data and basic data analysis. This sample includes data gathered from two separate programs comprised of older adults using similar but different post-surveys.
This website is intended to provide K-State Research and Extension professionals easy access to information and materials for a variety of evaluation efforts. If you have questions about this website or seek additional support for your evaluation efforts, contact the OEIE office (785-532-5930). For more information about OEIE, visit our website.
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