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Evaluation: Designs and Approaches

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National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

The choice of a design for an outcome evaluation is often influenced by the need to compromise between cost and certainty. Generally, the more certain you want to be about your program


Additional evaluation resources can be found in the Evaluation Toolkit.

This publication is based on material from Locating, Hiring, and Managing an Evaluator, a web-based course designed and implemented by the Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), and from Are You Making Progress? Increasing Accountability Through Evaluation, a web-based course developed and implemented by CAPT and the National Coordinator Training and Technical Assistance Center, Health and Human Development Programs, Education Development Center, Inc.